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Author Knopf, Kerstin.

Title Decolonizing the Lens of Power : Indigenous Films in North America
Published Amsterdam : Rodopi, 2008
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Description 1 online resource (563 pages)
Series Cross/Cultures - Readings in the Post/Colonial Literatures in English, 100
Contents Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 The Foucauldian Lens of Power Decolonized; 2 A Postcolonial Approach to Indigenous Filmmaking in North America; 3 Oral Tradition as Reflected in Film; 4 Short Films; Figures; 5 Dramatic Films; Conclusion; Works Cited; Appendix; Index
Summary This is the first book that comprehensively examines Indigenous filmmaking in North America, as it analyzes in detail a variety of representative films by Canadian and US-American Indigenous filmmakers: two films that contextualize the oral tradition, three short films, and four dramatic films. The book explores how members of colonized groups use the medium of film as a means for cultural and political expression and thus enter the dominant colonial film discourse and create an answering discourse. The theoretical framework is developed as an interdisciplinary approach, combining postcolonial
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Subject Ethnographic films -- North America.
Indian mass media -- North America.
Indian motion pictures -- North America.
Indians in motion pictures.
Indians in the motion picture industry -- North America.
Indigenous peoples and mass media -- North America.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9042028831