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American Indians and the Cinema
AMST 335
Fall 2007
Section: 01  

From the moment film emerged as a new medium at the turn of the nineteenth century, American Indian people participated in its creation and consumption, as actors, directors, writers and viewers. From the beginning, they left their own impression on the industry. This seminar explores the roles American Indian people have played in passively and actively shaping American film from the earliest silent Westerns to films that emerge from the experiences of Native communities today. We also examine how the representation of American Indian people in films has changed as the sociopolitical environment of the United States shifted, and how this representation has shaped and been shaped by the changing way America understands its own identity and place in the world.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA AMST
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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