The American Indian Cultural House will be hosting a film series March 24 and April 21. The purpose of the series is to raise public awareness and celebrate the works of American Indian and First Nation films and videos that break and/or challenge racial stereotypes.
The development of this series is intended to provide leadership opportunities to students who participate in the American Indian Cultural House. Students learn what goes into organizing community events and build collaborations with departments and other student organizations.
The first film in the series is Redskins, Tricksters and Puppy Stew. Directed by Drew Hayden Tayler. This documentary looks at the complex issues of Native identity, politics and racism through the eyes of comedic performers. This will be shown on March 24 at 7:00pm.
The second film is Qallunaat: Why White People are Funny. What's so funny about white people, otherwise known as Qallunaat to the Inuit? Well, among other curious behaviors, Qallunaat ritualistically greet each other with inane salutations, repress natural bodily functions, complain a lot about being cold, and seem to want to dominate the world. This will be shown on April 21 at 7:00pm.
Both films are at the Bell Auditorium and are free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information see http://blog.lib.umn.edu/mcae/aich/film/