Posted by Dustin Jenkins.

Native American Cinema: Indigenous Vision, Domestic Space, and Historical Trauma

Abstract:

This thesis deals with the construction of American Indian identity in what I define as Native American cinema. It takes into account issues relating to the representation of American Indians in Hollywood film and television, as well as the idea that Native American cinema functions as a counter cinema in relation to Hollywood. This work examines notions of American Indian identity through the films of Chris Eyre, Sherman Alexie, Kent Mackenzie, Michael Linn, and others.

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