DMS 212 Indian Image On Film

McCarthy,Theresa :: T 4:10 – 6:50pm :: NSC220

Explore Hollywood “Indians” through major motion pictures, B Westerns, documentaries, “indies,” and TV episodes (all viewed in class). See how Indigenous filmmakers use stereotypical representations mixed with humor to counter Hollywood’s legacy. Inves-tigate ways the camera tells a different story than the dialog. Examine the visual impact films have on our perceptions of “Indian” history and cultures. Consider how Hollywood’s reel reality stacks up against the Indigenous real reality.

Fulfills Basic Theory and Intro to Interpretation or Media and Culture .