Native Kids React to Hollywood’s Portrayal of Indians

Posted on November 3, 2010

We hope you enjoyed Neil Diamond’s documentary Reel Injun: On the Trail with the Hollywood Indian last night on Independent Lens. With the film still fresh in your head, check out how a classroom of Native children react to a Hollywood version of an Indian massacre in the film Little Big Man (starring Dustin Hoffman).


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Independent Lens continues next Tuesday with The Longoria Affair by director John J. Valadez. The documentary tells the story of a small-town funeral home in WWII-era Texas and its refusal to care for a Mexican American soldier’s body, “because the whites wouldn’t like it.” The film chronicles the fallout of that event, and the civil rights movement it helped to spawn.


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