Real Indian (1996)

Color, 7 min.
Director: Malinda Maynor

Real Indian is a lighthearted, personal look at the meaning of cultural identity. As a Lumbee Indian, the filmmaker is constantly confronted with the fact that she does not fit any of society’s stereotypes for Native Americans. Those stereotypes are imposed by both whites and other Indians, alienating the filmmaker from many of the conventional definitions of Native American identity. Real Indian makes the viewers question our perceptions of Native Americans, as well as the meaning of our own identities. Malinda Maynor was co-producer of In the Light of Reverence.

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