I just watched a short called Smiling Indians, made by directors Sterlin Harjo (who I’ve written about before) and Ryan Red Corn, who collaborated with Harjo in Barking Water. Here’s a short interview with Red Corn describing the impetus behind this short, which is dedicated to Edward Curtis, the [...]
Introduction to Ecuadorian soap opera La taxista.
Thanks to a recent tweet by Sacha Rosero of OtavalosOnline.com, I read an article about a new Ecuadorian soap opera called La taxista.1 The soap opera’s protagonist, Rosita Tituaña, is supposed to depict an Indian from Imbabura province who has migrated to the coastal city of [...]
I just read an article — Monk, Katherine. “Doc Sees Humour in Sadness.” Leader-Post, Canwest News Service. February 17, 2010. — on Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond’s take on Avatar. That’s how I found out about his new documentary, “Reel Injun,” which focuses on the portrayal of natives on film. It looks like it’s only [...]