Evonne’s post and video were so great I had to follow up. After watching the video she posted, I went to the youtube site to watch some similar videos. (Thanks for the inspiration, Evonne!)
This video is part 2 of the previous film we watched. Part 1 finished with the great quote: “A Nation that does not know its history has no future.”
Part 2 begins with a look at the film “Smoke Signals” – a film by director Chris Eyre who is of Cheyenne-Arapaho Native American descent. This ties in well with my discussion #4 posting this week where I said that it is imperative that aboriginal people have a hand in manufacturing their own media representations of themselves. “Smoke Signals” is a great example.
“The only way we’ll change it is to do our own movies!”