Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film & Media in an International Context.pdf

Reverse Shots: Indigenous Film & Media in an International Context.pdf


Introduction: Dream Makers; Introduction: Globalizing Indigenous Film & Media; He Who Dreams: Reflections on an Indigenous Life in Film; Speakin' Out Blak: New & Emergent Aboriginal Filmmakers Finding Their Voices; Taking Pictures B(l)ack: The Work of Tracey Moffatt; The Journals of Knud Rasmussen: Arctic History as Post/Colonial Cinema; Re-Historicizing in Indigenous Short Film: Wayne Blair's Djarn Djarns & Black Talk; "Once upon a Time in a Land Far, Far Away": Representations of the Pre-Colonial World in Atanarjuat, Ofelas & 10 Canoes; Ka Whawhai Tanu Matou: Indigenous Television in Aotearoa/New Zealand; Aboriginal New Media Arts: A Real Cultural Practice?; In Search of "We": Caching Igloolik Video in the South; The Prince George Metis Elders Documentary Project: Matching Product with Process in New Forms of Documentary; "Whacking the Indigenous Funny Bone": Native Humour & Its Healing Powers in Drew Hayden Taylor's Redskins, Tricksters, & Puppy Stew; Situating Indigenous Knowledges: The Talking Back of Alanis Obomsawin & Shelley Niro; "I Wanted to Say How Beautiful We Are": Cultural Politics in Loretta Todd's Hands of History; Filming Indigeneity as Flanerie: Dialectic & Subtext in Terrance .Odette's Heater; Playing with Land Issues: Subversive Hybridity in The Price of Milk.

From the dawn of cinema, images of Indigenous peoples have been dominated by Hollywood stereotypes and often negative depictions from elsewhere around the world. With the advent of digital technologies, however, many Indigenous peoples are working to redress the imbalance in numbers and counter the negativity. The contributors to this book offer a unique scholarly perspective on current work in the world of Indigenous film and media. Chapters focus primarily on Canada, Australia, and New Zealand and cover areas as diverse as the use of digital technology in the creation of Aboriginal art, the healing effects of Native humour in First Nations documentaries, and the representation of the pre-colonial in films from Australia, Canada, and Norway.


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