Wiping The War Paint Off The Lens

SKU: 0816631611

Beverly R. Singer
Grade Levels:
Twelve, College, University
Multiple Nations
Book Type:
University of Minnesota Press
Copyright Date:

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Wiping the War Paint off the Lens: Native American Film and Video is volume 10 in the Visible Evidence series published by the University of Minnesota Press. Author Beverly Singer is a filmmaker and director of the Alfonso Ortiz Center for Intercultural Studies at the University of New Mexico. She traces the history of the Native American reality in the filmmaking industry in the United States. As Native Americans were once the subject of filmmaking in America, since the 1970s Indigenous Peoples of the Americas have begun to exercise their sovereignty over the filmmaking process by acting as creators of films and videos. There are brief biographies of over 20 Native American filmmakers including Melanie Printup Hope, Chris Eyre, Victor Masayesva Jr., Loretta Todd, and Beverly Singer. Also included are brief descriptions of the work of the CNC and the National Film Board of Canada. This is a useful introduction to understanding the role of filmmaking in Indigenous sovereignty.

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