From: Threatt, Monique L
Sent: Tuesday, May 24, 2005 10:42 AM
Subject: Need Current Documentary on history of Native Americans in TV
Can someone tell me if there is a current documentary (produced within
the past 10 years) that portrays the history of Native Americans in
television, or film? Although IMAGES OF INDIANS is a wonderful series,
it was produced in 1979.
Our library owns IMAGES OF INDIANS [videorecording] / written, produced,
& directed by Phil Lucas & Robert Hagoplan. A five-part series which
examines the Indian stereotype portrayed in movies and questions what
the effect of this Hollywood image has been on Indians' own self-image.
Totally unrelated, I loved Smoke Signals (1998)and thought the feature
was a positive portrayal, albeit the harsh realities of living on the
rez. It would be nice to see clips of this film included in an updated
doc on Native Americans.
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