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Reel Injun
INDEPENDENT LENS SEASON 9
Aired:
11/02/2010
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Most Indians don't ride horses or wear feathers, but in the movies, they always do

 


INDEPENDENT LENS

Reel Injun

Aired Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 11:00 p.m. on CPTV Check TV Listings

Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining, insightful, and often humorous look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema and examining the ways that the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding—and misunderstanding—of Natives. Narrated by Diamond with infectious enthusiasm and good humor, Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories their own way. "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian" will air nationally on the upcoming season of the Emmy® Award-winning PBS series INDEPENDENT LENS in November 2010.

ORIGINAL PBS BROADCAST: 11/2/2010

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