Reel Injun gets world premiere at Toronto Film Fest

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Rezolution Pictures International announced that Reel Injun, Cree film director Neil Diamond’s latest film, will get its world premiere at the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Offering an insightful and entertaining look at the Hollywood Indian, Diamond’s feature-length documentary investigates the portrayal of North American Natives throughout the history of film from the silent era to the present.

Tracing the evolution of cinema’s depiction of Native people, Diamond discovers the future of Native cinema in Canada’s North with Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk (of Atanarjuat fame).

The Waskaganish native travelled across North America looking at how the myth of “the Injun” has influenced the world’s understanding – or misunderstanding – of Natives.

Reel Injun includes clips from hundreds of films, and candid interviews with Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell and Russell Means.

Reel Injun was produced by Ernest Webb, Catherine Bainbridge, Christina Fon and Linda Ludwick (Rezolution Pictures International), and Adam Symansky (NFB).

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