October 28, 2006

Dime-store Indian vs. stuffed bunny

“The Last Great Hunt” Satirical Short Takes a New Look at Old StereotypeWhat's this? A film that stereotypes Indians...made by Indians ??!

You got it. But it's not what you might think. The Last Great Hunt, by Shonie and Andee De La Rosa of Sheephead Films, is a comedy that takes some of the most ingrained images of Natives–and turns these stereotypes right on their head in this seven minute parody.

Take a look-see for yourself. (Gotta watch that rabbit. He's a scary one:)

6 comments:

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
It sort of resembles the comic fillers in the mini-series DREAMKEEPER, wherein two men who are supposed to be Coyote and some other animal spirit act out their own legends. Didn't seem to be worth my time, unfortunately. By the very nature of satire, the work is supposed to have a point and even its arrows were pointless...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'

Rob said...

Good analogy to the comic fillers in Dreamkeeper. I found it mildly interesting, nothing more. Carole at NativeVue.org seems to think these short films are gems, but I'm not as wowed as she is.

Carole said...

Gems? well, maybe not gems...but I like the spirit and parody many of these shorts convey. I rather think of these clips like a energy snack rather than a five-course dinner. Sometimes enough to give you a quick pick-me-up...

Rob said...

Food fight! Are these short films more like a meal, an energy bar, a handful of Cheetos, or...?

Carole said...

Sometimes cheetos...sometimes granola bars...sometimes candy for the brain and eyes:)

writerfella said...

Writerfella here --
Or a dose of Castor oil...
All Best
Russ Bates
'writerfella'