Reel Injun

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Reel Injun

  • 2009
  • Directed By: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge, and Jeremiah Hayes
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 85 Minutes
  1. Sunday, April 7, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Image from the film Reel Injun
Hollywood has made over 4000 films about Native people; over 100 years of movies defining how Indians are seen by the world. Reel Injun takes an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through the history of cinema. Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives. With candid interviews with filmmakers and clips from hundreds of films, it traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today. (HD Cam presentation)