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REEL INJUN

(2009)
86 mins | Aboriginal/Indigenous Themes | Discrimination | Documentary | History | Social Justice |
Provincial Ratings
NewfoundlandNR
Nova ScotiaPG
P.E.I.PG
New BrunswickPG
QuebecG
OntarioPG
ManitobaPG
SaskatchewanNR
AlbertaPG
British ColumbiaNR
Northwest TerritoriesPG
NunavutPG
YukonNR

Director: Neil Diamond

Writer(s): n/a

Star(s): n/a

Synopsis:

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

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About the Director

Neil Diamond

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.

REEL INJUN

Lesson Plans Available for this title:
  • English - 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Social Science - 11, 12

Screening Language Options:
  • English Language with French Subtitles

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