Film screening: Reel Injun

Film screening: Reel Injun

Monday, November 26, 2012 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Alameda Multicultural Community Center will screen “Reel Injun” on Monday, November 26, 2012 in recognition of National American Indian & Alaska Native Heritage Month. This free program will take place from 6-8 pm at the Alameda Boys & Girls Club, 1900 Third Street, Rear Building. The film will be shown from 6-7:30pm, followed by a discussion from 7:30-8pm.

“Reel Injun,” a 2009 Canadian film, insightfully explores the portrayal of North American Natives through a century of cinema, from the silent film era to present day. Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond looks at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced understanding and misunderstanding of Natives through clips from hundreds of films and interviews with directors and actors, including Clint Eastwood, Zacharias Kunuk, Robbie Robertson and Wes Studi.

Everyone is welcome. Parking is available in the lot next to the Alameda Boys & Girls Club. The location is a 3-block walk from bus line #31 stop at Pacific Ave & 3rd St. Refreshments will be served.

A joint congressional resolution designated November 1990 as National American Indian Heritage Month. Similar national proclamations, under various names (Native American Heritage Month and National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month) have been issued each year since 1994.

For information, please e-mail or call 510-355-6984.