UNIT 8: Theatre / Film Critical Reaction

Unit 8 of English First Peoples looks at Theatre & Film created by Indigenous artists (sorry Shakespeare!) Below is a list of films and plays that you can use. You can choose either a play or a film. If there is a film or play that you’d like to use that isn’t on this list let me know and we can discuss!

Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner
Indian Horse
Maker of Monsters (documentary)
Colonization Road: Settlers Move Into Canada (documentary)
Reel Injun (documentary)
Smoke Signals
Hank Williams First Nation
Whale Rider
Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance (documentary)
Once Were Warriors
Powwow Highway
Edge of the Knife: SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna
8th Fire (documentary series)
Dance Me Outside
Searching for Winnetou (documentary)
Four Sheets to the Wind
Rabbit Proof Fence
Ten Canoes
White Shamans & Plastic Medicine Men (documentary)

‘Only Drunks & Children Tell the Truth’ – Drew Hayden Taylor
‘The Rez Sisters’ – Tomson Highway
‘Thanks For Giving’ – Kevin Loring
‘Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing’ – Tomson Highway
‘Sir John A: Acts of a Gentrified Ojibway Rebellion’ – Drew Hayden Taylor
‘Dead White Writer on the Floor’ – Drew Hayden Taylor
‘God and the Indian’ – Drew Hayden Taylor
‘Two Plays: Tales of an Urban Indian/The Trickster of Third Avenue East’ – Darrell Dennis
‘Where the Blood Mixes’ – Kevin Loring
‘Staging Coyote’s Dream’ Volumes 1 & 2 – Various authors
‘Two-Spirit Acts: Queer Indigenous Performances’ – Various authors
‘Tombs of the Vanishing Indian’ – Marie Clements

Here are the guidelines for this unit:
English First Peoples 12 – Film Critical Reaction