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Winter Film Festival

Event Date/Time

Jan 19, 2013 to Jan 20, 2013
2:00 pm

Description

Native American peoples have long been a topic in Hollywood filmmaking, but the picture presented of them was not always flattering or accurate. Most westerns of Hollywood's Golden Age presented "Indians" as either ruthless savages with no sense of honor or fools who were lost without the help of the white man. Adding insult to injury, they were usually played by white actors in make up. In the 1960s movies began to show a more positive and realistic portrayal of American Indians and Native American actors were given a greater opportunity to present their story in television and the movies. Director Neil Diamond (a member of Canada's Cree community) offers a look at the past, present and future of Native People on the big screen in the documentary Reel Injun.  Run time: 85 minutes.

 

Cost Included in regular museum admission of: $5 Adults; $4.50 Seniors; $3 Kids
Location

The Institute for American Indian Studies
38 Curtis Road
Washington, CT
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Additional Information
SponsorThe Institute for American Indian Studies
Phone860-868-0518
Contact nameChris Peschel
Contact emailcpeschel@iaismuseum.org
Websitehttp://www.iaismuseum.org

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