We cover topics such as project details, target audience, screening fees, venues/hosting and distribution. If you have other questions, please use the contact form below.
1. Is the film an analysis of Karl May’s work or the character of Winnetou?
No. As our film synopsis states, this film is on a) racism, white supremacist ideology and/or Eurocentrism in the misuse of Natives and other peoples and their cultures, well-intentioned or not, b) the effects of such behaviors and connection to other contemporary issues, and c) on correcting commonly believed stereotypes by providing accurate knowledge about Natives primarily from Natives.
2. What is the target audience(s)?
Important information and perspectives are offered to all viewers, and relevant to all peoples, whatever their interests, background or beliefs on cultural appropriation and intercultural respect. However, the groups below may find it of special interest:
- The educational sector (student, cultural and professional, etc).
- Activist and human interest groups, as these topics strongly intersect with human rights, social justice and contemporary societal issues.
- Psychology, sociology and history researchers.
3. Is your documentary in English or German, and does it have subtitles?
The documentary has both English and German audio. A final version is available with English or German subtitles.
4. Where can I buy a DVD or download for streaming?
Due to film festival rules that restrict distribution or sales, the documentary is not available for purchase at this time. When this changes, we will post announcements here and on social media. We do have screening options available for single events. We are looking for a distributor for the future. If you may be interested, contact us.
5. How do we arrange a screening or host an event? What is involved and what kinds of venues do you work with?
We’ve screened at smaller theaters, in cooperation with universities and non-profit organizations, and also with individual groups. A screening fee may apply under most circumstances. If our terms are accepted, the venue and logistics are provided by you (suggestions here) and we provide the film file, screening license contract and availability for discussion by myself or a representative if possible. We work to share the event on all our social media sites and actively support your effort.
6. How much does it cost and why is there a fee, especially if we’re an individual group? What is the fee used for?
The screening fee is based on venue, number of seats and/or approximate audience and whether tickets may be sold for profit. As an independent filmmaker with no additional funding, all expenses are our own, such as film editing software subscriptions, server space and time/labor. A comparatively small fee is requested to recoup funds for producing this film, covering those costs, and eventually offering DVDs and streaming services.
7. Can I watch a “screener” of the film online before deciding whether to host a screening or not?
Our online screener is primarily for film festivals and organizations or groups. For individuals, please visit our Vimeo site to see our trailers, extra scenes, and other examples of our video work. Several other articles, resources and descriptions of the documentary and interviews with the director on the film and other subjects can be found here.
8. Didn’t this project begin with more than one director?
Yes. The documentary development and early production began with two directors. Due to circumstances beyond their control the final product was eventually written, edited, produced, directed and funded by Red Haircrow. The well-being of the Native participants, fulfilling the promise made to those who volunteered their personal, often painful experiences to help others understand the topics, and interacting appropriately with participants was of great importance to the director.
9. Are you available for interviews or other engagements?
Certainly, and some excellent factors to consider are listed at this article. Red Haircrow is a freelance writer/poet, psychologist, and educator, whose research focuses on cultural competency, historic inter-generational and individual trauma, BIPOC needs, and ASD and Asperger’s Syndrome. Their work experiences, expertise and interests cover a wide range of subjects such as cuisine, world histories, science fiction/fantasy and game development. All are connected to healing, deconstructing Eurocentrism and hetero-patriarchy, and reconstructing or boosting original peoples, those historically oppressed, Native and BIPOC realities. Please visit their personal website to learn more about their work, background and perspectives.
Have other questions, comments or queries about this film? Please use the form below. For all other inquires, please use the contact form on our business site Flying With Red Haircrow Productions.