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TAFILM 307 - Professor Silva: Native Americans in Film

Assignment 4A

Assignment Four/Native Americans or Gays and Lesbians/4-5 pages/40 points

Assignment 4A - Choose a film that contains a role/roles for Native Americans and watch it.

  1. Identify the name of the film, the director of the film, and the year the film was made.
  2. Briefly explain the plot of the film.
  • What is the function of the Native American character in the film?
  • Is the character part of the main plot or just peripheral?
  1. Analyze the film for themes and messages about the role of Native Americans in American society.
  • Are there stereotypes in the film?
  • Are the messages concerning Native Americans positive or negative?
  • Are there overt messages concerning the role of Native Americans?
  • Are there hidden messages?

Support your analysis with examples of taken directly from the film (such as an explanation of a scene or dialogue).

Native Americans in Film