Reel Injun Film Screening

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by Jeanette Chin, The Public,

[SCREENING] This Thursday evening, indigenous and non-indigenous ally organization Nekanehsakt will be hosting a film screening of Reel Injun at Burning Books, a local bookstore exclusively devoted to socially conscious literature. The documentary, directed by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond, explores the portrayal of Native Americans within the history of western cinema, chronicling the common stereotypes which follow Native roles. The film received three awards at the 2010 Gemini Awards alongside the 2011 Peabody Award for best electronic media.