During this time of heightened interest and yelling about challenges to #Indianer costumes and Cultural Appropriation of #NativeAmericans in #Germany. Here are a few links to my past articles, interviews and/or commentary on these and related topics. INSTAGRAM post.
Opening on 26 January 2019, at the Museumsquartier Osnabrück, is an exhibition on Karl May and the myths and realities of his legacy.
We’ll be screening “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” on Friday, the 26th of April 2019 (6 p.m.) in their museum.
We’ll be providing a critical approach on how the fantasies, myths and racist, colonial behaviors in history and now, have an effect Native Americans and all peoples, as it teaches its okay to be culturally abusive for one’s own amusement.
“Power Lines: A Symposium on the Impact of the Woodland School of Art and the Work of Norval Morrisseau, who is called the grandfather of native art in Canada, was Anishinaabe.”
Keynote will be presented by Dr.Carmen Robertson, and other performers and presentations include Indigenous Poets Society, The Indian Group of Seven, and Madison Noon. The film screening will take place at PAVED Arts, 424 20th Street West Saskatoon. https://www.pavedarts.ca/
A new film project we’re working on, and the concept of “ALMOST”, of being judged “not enough” based on your heritage, gender, sexuality or cognitive/physical abilities. Due to the racist, toxic structures in society, such behaviors especially target and impact people of color. If you would like to be a part and share your experiences, you’re welcome to contact us.
We had a nice turn-out for the 1st evening in our #Indigenous film series focusing on female directors, in cooperation with Xart Splitta, which began Nov. 7th in #Berlin.
The next event is Nov.20th, where my short docu, ALMOST, on mixed indigenous experience is followed by the feature length film, “Out of State” by Ciara Lacey on indigenous #Hawaiian prisoners will be viewed by guests at xart splitta.
The guest speaker that evening is Manuel Ricardo Garcia, (Jicarilla Apache, Coahuiltecan & German) born in Munich with Family in Chihuahua Mexico. Manuel is a Trans*activist, Photoartist, two spirit & active in the #LGBTIQA Black & #POC community.
A sincere thanks to all who voted & organizers of Refugees Welcome FILM FEST who made this event and award possible under challenging circumstances. Please remember to support and contribute to such projects and endeavors whenever you can. http://www.refugeesfilmfest.com/winners.html
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
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.”
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
“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.