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If Only I were an Indian
Date Wednesday April 07
Time 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway
http://www.HumanistHall.org
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorFlorence
EmailHumanistHall [at] Yahoo.com
Phone510-681-8699

Film evenings begin with optional potluck refreshments and social hour at 6:30 pm,
followed by the film at 7:30 pm, followed by a discussion after the film.

If Only I were an Indian
By John Paskievich

This interesting Canadian documentary examines the fascination Europeans hold for Native American culture by having three representatives from the Canadian tribes of Cree and Ojibwa visit a Czech and Slovak retreat where the guests faithfully recreate the cultures and life styles of Indian people. Interviews with both the Indians and the “White Wampum” Eastern Europeans follow. The Europeans maintain a deep interest in North American Native cultures, and live deep in the forests of central Europe; the several hundred members of the Canadian tribes live in teepees and dress in loincloths, feathers, and moccasins. Diverse issues are brought out in this melancholy experiment: radical environmentalism, cultural appropriation, colonialism, and over-identification with the Other, subverting accepted wisdoms of tradition versus modernity. The film’s greatest irony — that the Europeans who once crossed the ocean to conquer a culture, now see that same culture as their only salvation.

Wheelchair accessible around the corner at 411 28th Street

$5 donations are accepted
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