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  1. Reel Injun Revisited on Independent Lens

    November 24, 2011

    Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian by Neil Diamond — which premiered on Independent Lens last season — is an exciting, insightful and entertaining documentary about the evolution of the image of North American Native people (“The Indians”) in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. The film earned a George Foster Peabody Award

  2. ITVS in the News

    July 5, 2011

    A sampling of coverage from The Huffington Post, Hyphen, Indian Country Today and more… The Huffington Post: Two Spirits: Overlapping Identities for First Nations People The story of Fred Martinez's life and death is a compelling story for so many reasons. Particularly the fact that the movie was the first time I have seen the story of Two Spirit people

  3. Call for Entries from imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival

    April 26, 2011

    The submission deadline for the 12th annual imagineNative Film + Media Arts Festival is June 1, 2011.  This year’s festival runs from October 19 to 23, 2011, in Toronto. imagineNATIVE is an international Festival that celebrates the latest works by Indigenous peoples at the forefront of innovation in film, video, radio and new media.Each fall, the

  4. Native Kids React to Hollywood’s Portrayal of Indians

    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).        Let us know what you think on our

  5. Tuesday on Independent Lens: Reel Injun

    November 2, 2010

    Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian premieres tonight at 10 PM on Independent Lens (check local listings). The documentary by Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond is an entertaining trip through the evolution of North American Native people ("The Indians") as portrayed in famous Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. Traveling through the