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
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
‘Dead White Writer on the Floor’ – 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