REEL INJUN (2009)
- Run Time: 86 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: Neil Diamond
Reel Injun is an enlightening documentary about the way First Nations people have been depicted in film from the silent era to the present day. Chock full of clips from hundreds of films and packed with interviews with famous Native and non-Native actors, directors and writers, Reel Injun is an entertaining and insightful look at how the powerful medium of film both reflects and influences culture.
Director Neil Diamond brings the audience on a trip through time to explore the history of the “Hollywood Indian” and offers a refreshing, candid and personal analysis, tracing how these cinematic images have shaped and influenced the understanding of native culture and history.
“Impeccably well researched and crafted, Reel Injun neatly walks the line in balancing entertainment and education.” — Todd Brown, Twitch Film
About the Director
Diamond is responsible for several award-winning documentaries and docudramas that focus on aboriginal life and issues. His 2001 directorial debut, Cree Spoken Here, garnered the Telefilm/APTN award for Best Aboriginal Documentary.