Director: Neil DiamondWriter(s): n/a
Reel Injun is an enlightening documentary about the way First Nations people have been depicted in film from the silent era to the present day.
Director Neil Diamond takes the audience on a trip through time to explore the history of the “Hollywood Indian” and offers a refreshing, candid and personal analysis, tracing how these cinematic images have shaped and influenced the understanding of native culture and history.
“Impeccably well researched and crafted, Reel Injun neatly walks the line in balan-cing entertainment and education.”
— Todd Brown, Twitch Film
I am proud how the Aboriginals fought for their culture and freedom. I am proud to be Canadian.
— Grade 10 student, Colonel Gray HS, Charlottetown
Cree filmmaker Diamond is known for several award- winning documentaries that focus on Indigenous life and issues. His debut film, Cree Spoken Here, garnered the Telefilm/APTN award for Best Aboriginal Documentary. His latest film is Inuit Cree Reconciliation with filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk.
- English - 9, 10, 11, 12
- Social Science - 11, 12
Screening Language Options:
- English Language with French Subtitles