Victor Masayeva, Imagining Indians, 1992, 60 min
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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.