15 November 2018 Lecture on “Identity. Intersectionality. Indigeneity” in Dresden

Public lecture in the context of the series of events by TU Dresden’s “Courage: knowledge, seeing, acting!” cultural programme: “What is racism? In which contexts does he appear? What can a university do against racism? The lectures and discussions with well-known experts help to recognize and understand racism.”

  • Identity. Intersectionality. Indigeneity
  • Referent: Red Haircrow
  • Moderation: wird noch bekannt gegeben
  • Sprache: Englisch

Synopsis: “Germany has no problem labeling and defining “Others”, such as its favorite stereotype the Native American Indian, but its own identity in this 21st century is more complex. “Identity”, whether as an individual or as a nation is growing more contentious, not only because of refugees and migration, but the increase in multi-ethnic families, some born or having lived here for generations.

Whether it is the normalization of racism in the mainstream or the behaviors and practices of modern colonialism present in government, schools and businesses, and daily on the streets, Germany is a microcosm of struggles facing western society. Misinformation, Eurocentric history and “politically correct” policies that did not reflect interracial reality for decades has created a perfect storm of self-victimization and self-interest.

The same mentality that ignores indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotype and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, the disabled or economically challenged, especially people of color just for desiring change and equality. This is intersecting oppression. What and who engineered these behaviors and practices, and for what purpose? And how and why must it change? These questions are each person’s responsibility to educate themselves upon, but the answers must be honest.”

#Free Screening on 14 November in #Dresden w/ TU Dresden’s #Courage2018 Cultural Program

On 14 November, we screen at the Kino im Kasten, in cooperation with TU Dresden. It’s a #free event that begins at 8pm. https://www.kino-im-kasten.de/film.html?id=429

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A part of the program Courage: SEE! Know, See, Act:
“As part of the cultural programme (#courage2018), attention is drawn to numerous events of cultural and educational institutions in Dresden, which deal with the topics of civil courage, integration and racism, but also with exclusion, affiliation and discrimination. These invite to change the own point of view. Thus, the events allow to experience different facets of Courage, for example at concerts, film screenings or exhibitions. In addition, the cultural programme invites you to become active yourself, for example in the context of discussions, interactive performances and encounters.” TU Dresden School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Archival #Audio Now Available – “Forget #Winnetou! How projections become reality” at the TRAFO Ideenkongress

Red Haircrow’s conversation on “Forget #Winnetou! How projections become reality” at the TRAFO – Modelle für Kultur im Wandel Ideenkongress in Halle (Saale) in September now available. http://audio-archive.com/#/talk/1872

Event: How to Speak of the Land. 168 narratives to a question

Keyword: Indigenous traditions

Recorded: Halle (Saale), September 19th 2018, 20.05, Table 11

Expert: Red Haircrow / Berlin

Interview on The Electric Sheep Film Review #RadioShow “Unspoken Cultures”

Shared from the Panel Borders website:

“In this month’s Electric Sheep Film Show, Alex Fitch looks at films which reveal aspects of culture that are rarely discussed or wilfully ignored by society. Steven Eastwood discusses his documentary The Island which shows the end of life experience of four people in a hospice on the Island of Wight, and Red Hairclow converses about his film Forget Winnetou! which explores the experience of Native Americans living in Germany, and screens at the Native Spirit Festival, London in October.

Also in a Q and A recorded at SCI-FI-LONDON, Luke Tedder talks about his film Precognition, a ‘Black Mirror’ style thriller which imagines a scenario where people avoid experience of the world they live in via augmented reality, originally crowdfunded as the movie App for Life.

Please note: the interview with Steven Eastwood includes discussion of the filming of the death of one of his subjects on screen, so may not be suitable for all listeners.

First Aired: 5.30pm Wednesday 19th September 2018, repeated 7am Tuesday 25th September, Resonance 104.4 FM and DAB (London) / broadcast streamed at http://www.resonancefm.com.
(Link) LISTEN NOW Resonance Replay stream on mixcloud.com.

UK Premiere Event for “Forget Winnetou!” at Native Spirit #FilmFestival in #London, Oct.17th


A sincere thanks to everyone in London who joined us at the UK premiere of our #documentary Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way at the Native Spirit Festival on Wed. Oct.17th! Great thanks to the festival’s director and volunteers who organized and helped everything go. There are still more events to come in their programming, so check out their list of films & guest speakers here: http://www.nativespiritfoundation.org/12th-native-spirit-film-festival-11-21-october-2018/.

In photo from L. to R.: Natasha John, (animation), Red Haircrow (director), Manuel Ricardo Garcia Ftm (activist), Viveka Frost (photographer/videographer), whose our docu-short Reclamation-Documentary followed our film, and her husband and our composer, Johnny Clyde, with their daughter Wednesday.

All photos by Native Spirit.

#BookReview “Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath” by Barbara Alice Mann (Seneca) in NAIS Vol.5.1 2018, University of Minnesota

Check out many other authors & director Red Haircrow’s review of “Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath: The Twinned Cosmos of #Indigenous America” by Barbara Alice Mann (Seneca) in NAIS: Native American and Indigenous Studies’s latest journal, Vol.5.1 2018, at the University of Minnesota. Copies available here https://www.upress.umn.edu/journal-division/journals/nais

An excerpt: “Spirits of Blood, Spirits of Breath” is a collection of different and sometimes distinct indigenous perceptions, stories, legends and, while some people might call them myths, as in fiction, these are histories and explanations orally passed down that are believed true or are rooted in truth. As the aphorism states, “The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.”  Yet this book is more than a systematic gathering of related information primarily on serpents and thunderbirds or sky and earth beings, none unique or forbidden because it is all available if you know where to look, and far more than a work detailing then condemning European proclivities, past or present.  It is correction by example, of misattribution, mislabeling, and at times a “blow-by-blow” timeline of western interference and biased disdain for actual native wisdom and realities, while conversely other Europeans appropriated and erased.”

Curating a #Film Series “identity. intersectionality. #indigeneity” Nov 7th-Dec 5th in #Berlin w/ xart splitta

A Film Series by Red Haircrow in cooperation with xart splitta.

Pls. view full programme here: www.xartsplitta.net/en/identity-intersectionality-indigeneity/

Description: “A spirit permeates western society of ignoring the harm caused others, especially if it’s for one’s own gratification or convenience. Racism, homo- and transphobia, ableism and sexism are behaviors that demonstrate that spirit. They damage, deny and erase self-expression and identity. For Black People and People of Color, especially indigenous Women and Trans persons these problems intersect and are even greater. Through film those effected can affirm agency and resist the systematic silencing and erasure of their voices. By telling their collective stories and shedding light on injustices that occurred not historically and until today and the various forms of resistance against these, they can reclaim space and control their own narratives. Thereby ultimately empowering themselves and others within these communities.

In this series we would like to show a number of films by indigenous film makers dealing with a variety of topics amongst others historical and present day injustices, resistance, identity and intersectionality. Each screening will be accompanied by a discussion with the curator Red Haircrow and a guest speaker.”


Screenings:

November 7th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Viveka Frost

“Reclamation” (Viveka Frost, 2018, 4min) (www.facebook.com/ReclamationDocumentary/)

“500 years” (Pamela Yates, 2017, 105min ). In cooperation with Skylight: https://skylight.is/. (http://500years.skylight.is/)

 

 


 

November 20th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Manuel Garcia

“Almost” (Red Haircrow, 2018, 25min) (https://tinyurl.com/y9rhln73)

“Out of State” (Ciara Lacey, 2017, 82min) (https://outofstatefilm.com/)

 

 


 

December 5th 2018, 7pm

With Red Haircrow (introduction) and guest speaker Ingrid Pumayalla

“Otras Madres” (Ingrid Pumayalla, 2018, 13min) (https://www.ingridpumayalla.com/).

“Solid Sisters” (Jenny Fraser, 2016, 45min) (https://vimeo.com/161936015)

More information on contact and directions: www.xartsplitta.net/en/contact/

We’re Screening on Oct.29th at Refugees Welcome #Film#Festival in #Berlin

In Berlin on 29 October, starting at 20:00 at the Babylon Cinema, my documentary film will screen at this film festival. Myself and members of the film team, and hopefully some participants also will be there to present and see it on the big screen again. Please visit their website, as well as the theater site for more details and information on the venue and other films being shown. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com or in the Website of Babylon Cinema: https://babylonberlin.eu.

The topic of refugees, “migrants” and the backlash of hatred, intolerance and xenophobia that continues to be a big problem in Germany, might topically seem unrelated to Native Americans or German enthusiasm and appropriation of “native cultures”. However, it is very much connected to the issues of racism and modern colonialism that plague western society. Here is an entry letter to the festival, as we realized (and have experienced) that many Europeans, Germans especially, automatically reject any criticism or connection of stereotypes to continuing historical harm.

Greetings,

I am Red Haircrow, the director and producer of this attached film submission. At first glance, it may not seem to fit the description of your festival, but very much due to its material and participants, I feel it may be given consideration due to its honest discussion of stereotyping of people of color, foreigners and those who are “Othered” in German society.

Our film’s interviewees contrast Germany’s treatment of its “favorite” foreigners, Native American Indians vs. the daily racism, discrimination and aggression less flavored “others”, such as refugees and migrants often receive. It also specifically discusses how white foreigners are “expats”, but people of color are “migrants”. A different standard is applied. So, the topics of Eurocentrism, colonialist history and beliefs, nationalism and racism when one does not fit the favored stereotype is considered. Also the role of spectator or voyeur some Europeans have to migration stories and the personal and/or national tragedies that people searching for better and safer lives may bring with them.

Sincerely,
Mr. Red Haircrow