Module 4 – Film Reflection
What are the consequences of distorted representations of Native people with regard
to their identity, self-esteem and social and cultural development?
One hundred years of cinema have shaped the folkloric images of Native Americans
to the point that some people believe that Indians still live in teepees. But what is an
“Injun” in 2011?
What were the main reasons for Native people being so widely represented in the
movies? Some say that cinema was created to film First Nations people; on what basis
can we support such a statement?