Critical Writing Index

Decolonizing Colonial Violence: The Subversive Practices of Aboriginal Film and Video

by Janice Hladki

Canadian Woman Studies, 2006, v. 25, no. 1-2, pp. 83-87

Hladki analyzes film and video production of Aboriginal women in Canada, particularly the video works of Alanis Obomsawin, Shelley Niro, and Dana Claxton. She claims that these authors belong to the forefront of Indigenous struggle, considering that their works succeed in "decolonization of both normative media practices and the violences of imperialism and capitalism".

ITEM 2006.167 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

My Name is Kahentiiosta, Kanehsatake: 270 Years of ResistanceAlanis Obomsawin

The Shirt, Honey Moccasin, It Starts With a WhisperShelley Niro

The Hill, Tree of Consumption, I Want to Know Why, Buffalo Bone ChinaDana Claxton

Sandy Grande

Chandra Mohanty

Zuzanna Pick

Linda Tuhiwai Smith

Linda Alcoff