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  1. America Ferrera Kicks Off Native American Heritage Month

    November 1, 2010

    The film Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian airs this Tuesday, November 2 on Independent Lens. Director Neil Diamond’s documentary explores the depiction of Natives on the big screen and television throughout modern cinema — from the noble savage, to the grinning right-hand man to the white hero, to recent inroads made in films by and about

  2. Reel Injun Stirs Debate in Portland

    October 7, 2010

    Pat Kruis, from Oregon Public Broadcasting, reports on a recent Community Cinema screening of Reel Injun in Portland, OR. The event was hosted by OPB and the University of Oregon School of Journalism. Find upcoming Community Cinema events near you and join the conversation on our Facebook page.  Community Cinema reminds me of how much I miss watching


    November 6, 2009

    This is the companion piece to SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON, airing this month on public television, which tells the story of an unexpected collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer that led to a unique work of art. In this video extra, teenager Jesse Desrosier gives an intimate look into daily life on the Blackfeet

  4. POWER PATHS Premiering Tonight on Independent Lens

    November 3, 2009

    "Ten percent of the United States’ energy comes from American Indian lands... Independent Lens explores the efforts of American Indian tribes—including the Sioux of the Great Plains and the Navajo and the Hopi of the Southwest—to protect their natural resources and bring renewable-energy projects to their communities" - The New York Times It’s time to

  5. Filmmaker Hugo Perez Recounts Unlikely Collaboration

    October 30, 2009

    SUMMER SUN WINTER MOON, airing in November on public television, tells the story of the unlikely collaboration between a Blackfeet poet and an unconventional classical composer, which resulted in a provocative symphony about the Lewis and Clark expedition from the perspective of American Indians today. Filmmaker Hugo Perez recounts the adventurous