Indian Country 2023 ~> Native Filmmakers Decolonize the Screen

Lara Trace Hentz

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“Only Indigenous voices can tell their stories with dimensionality, and the tools to make that happen are incredibly accessible,” says film director Christian Rozier.

Lynn Trimble February 12, 2023

Filming Apache Leap, dir. Christian Rozier (2023) (all images courtesy Apache Leap Film)

PHOENIX — For more than a decade, Missouri-based filmmaker Christian Rozier has been spending time on the San Carlos Apache Reservation in eastern Arizona, where he’s collaborated with Indigenous community members using film as a storytelling platform.“We used a very participatory model,” he told Hyperallergic. “Everyone worked in front of the camera but also behind it; everyone interviewed each other and filmed each other … I was so personally inspired by my time there, and their unbelievable reservoirs of creativity,” Rozier said during the run-up to this year’s Indie Film Fest in Phoenix, where the feature film Apache Leap (2023) that he directed will…

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About michael burgwin

A child of the peace and antiWar movements, a Truther with self-diagnosed Opposition Defiance Disorder, formerly politically liberal tho now politically marooned, and Post-Doomer, on any issue, I trend to the conspiracy side, sort through the absurd, fantastical and insane, until I find firm ground usually located just the other side of the censorship firewall of propaganda and orthodoxy, dogma, and other either / or thinking.
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1 Response to Indian Country 2023 ~> Native Filmmakers Decolonize the Screen

  1. Lara/Trace says:

    Thank you Michael! You have a great blog!

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