Tom G Colonnese
Studies representations of American Indians in American films from 1900 to present. Examines the foundations of American Indian stereotypes and how Hollywood helped create and perpetuate those stereotypes. Activities include reading critical materials, and viewing, discussing, and writing critically about films by non-native directors. Offered: ASpS.
Indians in Cinema explores the develoment of "images of Indians" in mainstream cinema from 1900 to the present. Within the class students view movies such as BROKEN ARROW, DANCES WITH WOLVES, TWILIGHT: NEW MOON, POCAHONTAS, SMOKE SIGNALS, and DANCE ME OUTSIDE and will learn to analyze how the movies have create images false and, recently with Native directors, more accurate.
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