Rhetorical Dimensions of Native American Documentary
Wicazo Sa Review, Fall 2001, v. 16, no. 2, pp. 55-73
Steven Leuthold discusses Native American documentary for what he believes to be its three main rhetorical goals: documentary as as a formation of arguments for social change; documentary for the creation of collective identities; and documentary to register shifts in identity based on the reality of contemporary indigenous life. Native American artists use video documentary to "rethink history". Video offers artists an alternate form of media production that resists the American hegemony.
ITEM 2001.132 – available for viewing in the Research Centre
Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited
The Place of Falling Waters – Roy Bigcrane
The Spirit of Kuna Yala – Andrew Young
Songs in Minto Life – Curt Madison
In the Heart of the Big Mountain – Sandra Sunrising Osawa
Kanatsiobareke: Place of the Clean Pot – Melanie Printup Hope
A Matter of Trust – Bill Sharpsteen
Victor Masayesva Jr.
Kabnestake: 270 Years of Resistance – Alanis Obomasawin
Lighting the Seventh Fire – Sandy Johnson Osawa
Wiping the Tears of Seven Generations