February 04, 2007

Time for contemporary Native movies

No One Ever Sees Indians:  “The Prestige”More and more we are seeing a shift, small, but a shift nonetheless, of the desire to see Native movies, about Native peoples, made by Native movie makers. As we continue to reach beyond the confines of what makes a “native movie”, or even, what makes “art”, we must never compromise in our desire in putting out a contemporary Native first-voice perspective.

While it is easy to rely on the beads and feathers to mark us as Native Americans, it is also our responsibility to show others who Native Americans are now. Too many times and too many places have I seen the pendulum gradually slip back. But we as Native movie-makers have the opportunity to continue to show others we too are a part of the great social fabric of America and we too are a people facing the modern.

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