race and representation in the media

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: 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

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