February 09, 2007

More on the burden of representation

Filmmakers bring indigenous perspectives to Sundance“The Burden of Representation” panel featured Harjo, Luther, Waititi and Solito. The directors shared their experiences as Native filmmakers and the struggles that they have faced.

“The one thing that we lack in movies about Native Americans is just true, honest stories that just happen to be about Natives,” said Harjo, whose film, “Four Sheets to the Wind,” premiered at the festival.

Harjo, a native of Oklahoma, said he enjoys writing stories about Oklahoma people, but he does not want to limit himself to telling stories only about his community.

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