documentary

Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian

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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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htyEJSEZYNU

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

To rsvp go to http://whyy.convio.net/reelinjun

Women's Empowerment Film Festival August 7th

WOMEN'S EMPOWERMENT SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL

PRESENTED BY ITVS, WHYY and the Leeway Foundation
in partnership with the Coalition of Labor Union Women, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians and the Women's Medical Fund.

Escape the heat, grab your friends and family, and join us for an air-conditioned afternoon of award-winning films!
All screenings are FREE and open to the public.
August 7, 2010
@ The Leeway Foundation
1315 Walnut Street, Suite 832
(Venue is wheelchair accessible)

A full schedule and descriptions of the films are below. All films are closed captioned and audio description is available by request.

Join us in the evening for a discussion with two of the films' subjects, Rocky Otoo (Bronx Princess) and Avery Klein-Cloud (Off and Running) directly following the films.

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