Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Visionmakers: Native Identity through Film: Reel Injun
  • Film
  • 10/6/2011
  • 18:00-20:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
  • Host: Spencer Museum of Art , Kansas Humanities Council
Event Description
For more than a century, the film industry has depicted North American native people in a variety of ways -- many of them wildly inaccurate. Recently, however, that's begun to change. In Reel Injun, director Neil Diamond captures both sides of the coin. Through interviews with a gallery of actors and directors, including Clint Eastwood, this documentary reveals the film industry's impact on the experiences of native people in the United States and Canada. (86 minutes, 2009)

Introduction by Dr. Joni Thompson, Haskell Indian Nations University faculty. Shown in conjunction with Passages: Persistent Visions of a Native Place.