The Canary Effect: Kill the Indian, Save the Man
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From multi-award winning directors Robin Davey and
Yellow Thunder Woman, comes this 'Illuminating Documentary' (Time Out).
Delving deeply into the often misunderstood and frequently over looked
historic realities of the American Indian, The Canary Effect follows
the terrifying and horrific abuses instilled upon the Indigenous people of
North America, and details the genocidal practices of the US government
and its continuing affects on present day Indian country.
Featuring interviews with the leading scholars and experts on Indian issues
including controversial author Ward Churchill, the film brings together the
past and present in a way never before captured so eloquently and boldly
Support the filmmakers by ordering this directly, and/or by asking your local public library to stock the title. Order soon, before copies disappear for two years (again.)
May 27, 2010, 07:52:22
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Thanks for the up! For anyone interested in more Ward Churchill a torrent with some of his talks can be found here:
I read his book with the same title as the subtitle of this film a couple of months ago -"Kill the Indian, Save the Man: The Genocidal Impact of American Indan Residential Schools" (2004, city Lights, SanFran)- really solid scholarship. After one reads his books it becomes obvious to them why he's being repressed by Colorado state 'academic' (read: imperial indoctrination) apparatus...
May 27 2010, 15:12 CEST
"What we have to understand is that in order for Europeans to do what they have done to virtually all non-Europeans, all non-Westerners on the planet, they had to colonize themselves. These colonizers are colonized.
They too are indigenous people. Not here. But somewhere they are indigenous people, with indigenous traditions and understandings of the land, and all the things we counterpoise to the predator reality that engulfs us now. They need to get back in touch with that, you see. They must recover that which has been taken from them in the process of colonization, taken in the same fashion that things are being taken from us, now."
~ Ward Churchill in an Interview with Derrick Jenson
May 28 2010, 05:10 CEST