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Native American Heritage Month: Reel Injun (2009)

  • Native American Cultural Center 26 High Street New Haven, CT, 06510 United States (map)
Reel Injun is an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema. Travelling through the heartland of America and into the Canadian North, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – and misunderstanding – of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors, and activists including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Graham Greene, Adam Beach, and Zacharias Kunuk, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people from the silent film era to present day. reel injun
Earlier Event: November 12
Yale Schola Cantorum: Shout Joy and Praise
Later Event: November 12
Space Carnival + Broccoli Samurai