August 23 & 24

Film and Dialogue: This is a Stereotype




Event Description

Native artist Cannupa Hanska Luger and filmmaker Dylan McLaughlin invite visitors to preview This is a Stereotype, a film project. The film was motivated by Lugar's Stereotype: Misconceptions of the Native American an exhibition at MoCNA last year, which addressed preconceived notions about Native Americans supported by popular culture that have been invented, imagined and rooted within the American public's social conscience. This is a Stereotype will allow for the continuation of this dialogue. The audience is invited to ask their own questions regarding Native American identity and stereotypes. The film encourages the viewer to utilize information and become active participants in society, thinking critically when making decisions concerning culture and appropriation.