Tuesday, March 7
Indigenous American Films
Bring to class a one page discussion, following the instructions for these in
Writing Assignments and Grades, in answer to one of the three following questions:
- How well do the comical elements of Smoke Signals work to convey serious ideas about American Indian life?
- Both Smoke Signals and Waste Land depict substance abuse within the context of the indigenous population of the United States. What is one aspect of this representation that is common to both films?
- What is one important difference in the ways The Handsome Man and Smoke Signals look at the spiritual heritage of Native Americans?