Critical Writing Index

Phantom Indians, Some Observations on Recent Cinema

by Scott Ellis

Border Crossings, 1992, v. 11, no. 4, pp. 42 - 45

An article about current representations of Native peoples in contemporary cinema. "Films about indigeous people are at a critical juncture. There has been enough writing and political action by historians and Native activists that filmmakers can no longer easily buy into the old myths."

ITEM 1992.051 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

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The Last of the MohicansMichael Mann

Dances with WolvesKevin Costener

Black RobeBruce Beresford

The MissionRoland Joffé

ThunderheartMichael Apted

Incident at OglalaMichael Apted

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