An entertaining and provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, Reel Injun journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie ''Injun'' has influenced the world's understanding, and misunderstanding, of Natives. A remarkable feat of historical research, the film contains clips from hundreds of classic and recent film and candid interviews with celebrated directors, writers, actors and activists. Reel Injun is an insightful compendium for understanding the racial politics of Hollywood and the continuing artistic vibrancy of Native peoples.
- Format: DVD
- Studio: Lorber Films
- Release Date: 2009
- Run Time: 88 minutes
About the Artist
One of Canada's foremost Aboriginal filmmakers and photographers, Neil Diamond hails from the Cree community of Waskaganish. His recent credits include The Last Explorer, a feature-length docudrama retracing the steps of his great uncle, Aboriginal guide George Elson, on an ill-fated voyage into the heart of uncharted Labrador.
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