SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Victor Masayeva, Imagining Indians, 1992, 60 min


Date: 21 March 2018Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 21 March 2018Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Khalili Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Film

This film explores how Native Americans respond to the misappropriation of American Indian culture, spiritualism, ceremony and religion. By juxtaposing footage from Hollywood films with interviews of both Native and Euro Americans about popular media representations and the humiliation suffered by Indian extras and actors, the Hopi filmmaker asks, "When did sacredness lose its sacredness?" With an all Native American crew, Victor Masayesva visited tribal communities in Arizona, Montana, New Mexico, South Dakota, Washington and the Amazon to produce this film.