Critical Writing Index

Toward an Indigenous Feminine Animation Aesthetic

by Channette Romero

Studies in American Indian Literatures, Spring 1, v. 29

University of Nebraska Press, 1

This article discusses the burgeoning field of Indigenous women's animation. Article highlights characteristics within the genre such as requent use of flat design, growing popu- larity of cutout collage animation, reclamation of Indigenous domestic arts and crafts in the digital realm, privileging of spatial relations, connective aurality, and the emergence of hybrid cinematic-literary films that attempt to contribute to real-world activism. The politics of Indigenous women's animation within the context of settler colonialism and animation is also discussed as well as the specific cultural components within Indigenous women's animation that serve to decolonize the genre. Various examples from recent history are brought up to highlight genre and its features.

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