Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian


Join Philadelphia Community Cinema for a FREE Premiere Screening of Reel Injun

October 16, 2010
6:30pm (doors open 6:00pm)
WHYY Public Media Commons
150 N 6th Street

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes a look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema.

Traveling through the heartland of America, and into the Canadian North, Diamond looks at how the myth of "the Injun" has influenced the world's understanding — and misunderstanding — of Natives. You can watch the trailer here:

Venue is wheelchair accessible. Film screened with open captioning. ASL interpretation provided by Deaf Hearing Communication Centre.

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The film is shown in conjunction with a free workshop for Philadelphia school teachers called "Race and Representation in the Media" presented by ITVS Community Cinema, the Media Education Lab at Temple University and WHYY Public Media Commons. The workshop qualifies for Act 48 teaching credit for teachers.

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