Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Cinema Politica screening tonight - "Reel Injun"
Together as part of the international documentary screening network Cinema Politica, Gallery 1C03 and The University of Winnipeg Students’Association (UWSA) present the film Reel Injun (Canada, 2009). Directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, Reel Injun has won three Gemini Awards and a Peabody Award. It has been selected for screening by The University of Winnipeg Aboriginal Students' Council.
Hollywood has made over 4000 films about Native people; over 100 years of movies defining how Indians art 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.
Travelling through the heartland of America, 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 directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Jim Jarmusch, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means, clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, including Stagecoach, Little Big Man, The Outlaw Josey Wales, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Atanarjuat the Fast Runner, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to today.
Please stay for a discussion after the film.
All screenings will be open to all audiences – everyone is welcome. Admission is free, but donations to offset the costs of screening the film are welcome.
Eckhardt-Gramatté Hall is located on the third floor of Centennial Hall at The University of Winnipeg. Click here for campus and parking maps.
Gallery 1C03 and the UWSA wish to thank Cinema Politica for making it possible for us to participate in this network. We are grateful to the Canada Council for the Arts for generously supporting this initiative.