Critical Writing Index


by Kristin L. Dowell

CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 2018, v. 33, no. 2, pp. 189-201

Kristin L. Dowell discusses how the utilization of animation as opposed to live action allows for an enactment of Indigenous futurism, widening the scope of indigenous film and simultaneously criticizing the methods that indigenous people have been depicted in the past. This article offers a close reading and detailed account of two films. Indigo (2014) and Four Faces of the Moon (2016). Dowell reads the significance and symbolism of certain sequences and offers embedded clips from both films discussed.

ITEM 2018.001 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Indigo (2014)Amanda Spotted Fawn Strong

Four Faces of the Moon (2016)Amanda Spotted Fawn Strong

Amanda Spotted Fawn Strong

Alanis Obomsawin