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Film Scholar to Explore the Role of Cinema in Creating Perceptions of the American Indian

Saturday, October 12th
AMERICAN INDIANS IN CINEMA:
PORTRAYALS AND PARTICIPATON, ONSCREEN AND BEHIND THE SCENE
Lance Rhoades,  Seattle Film Institute
Speaking courtesy of Humanities Washington

Almost a quarter of all films made from 1900 to 1950 were Westerns, which frequently represented American Indians as violent obstacles to progress.  Rhoades will prompt us to address the role cinema has played in producing and perpetuating perceptions of the American Indian and its lingering implications. Rhoades is director of film studies at the Seattle Film Institute and has taught at the University of Washington and guest lectured at MIT. 

Enjoy a thought provoking morning at the Redmond Historical Society Saturday Speaker Series.  The series is held from 10:30am –noon at the Old Redmond Schoolhouse Community Center located at 16600 NE 80th Street, Redmond, WA.  There is a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Speakers subject to change.

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