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The history of the depiction of Native Americans in Hollywood films.

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A documentary about the evolution of the depiction of First Nations people in film, from the silent era to today. Featuring clips from hundreds of films, candid interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers and actors, Reel Injun traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history. Written by N. Diamond

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Charlie Hill: We're creative natives. And we're... and we're like the Energizer Bunny. The mightiest nation in the world tried to exterminate us, anglicise us, Christianize us, Americanize us, but we just keep going and going. And I think that Energizer Bunny must be Indian. He's got that little water drum he plays. And I always say, "Next time you have a powwow, have the... the Energizer Bunny lead the grand entry, and after a few rounds then we can get together and EAT him", because we never waste anything.
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More Propaganda from the Leftie Agenda Machine
3 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A documentary about the evolution of the depiction of First Nations people in film, from the silent era to today.

Featuring clips from hundreds of films, candid interviews with famous Native and non-Native directors, writers and actors, Reel Injun traces how the image of First Nations people in cinema have influenced the understanding and misunderstanding of their culture and history.

Made in Canada of all places.

It's a propaganda piece that strives to convince you if you are white you are evil. If you are American, you are evil.

No.

I say the people who made this trash are evil.

There are idiotic lines like "We never hunted buffalo. We ate fish." Not if you were in the middle of America you moron. There are subliminal scene showing how poor the Indians are. Well get an education and work. No one is stopping you.

THis is really one of the worst movies anyone an watch. It has little to do with Hollywood and EVERYTHING to do with pushing an agenda.

AVOID!


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