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Fon, Christina

Overview
Works: 12 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 1,110 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews  History 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, por
Classifications: PN1995.9.I48, 791.43652997
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christina Fon
Reel injun ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A provocative look at Hollywood's depiction of Native Americans, Reel Injun journeys through a century of cinema to set the record straight. Traveling through the heartland of the U.S., to the Black Hills and Monument Valley, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding -- and misunderstanding -- of Natives. Clips from hundreds of classic and recent films document the shift from nuanced silent-era heroes to the Western's "Noble savage" stereotype, leading up to the bourgeoning Native independent scene of Smoke Signals and The Fast Runner. Contains candid interviews with celebrated directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, and Russell Means
Mohawk girls ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Life on the rez has never been easy, and for girls at the beginning of the 21st century, some issues seem further from resolution than ever. Mohawk Girls captures the lives of three exuberant and insightful Mohawk teenagers as they face their future. The unwritten rules of their close-knit community decree that those who move away risk their credibility, or worse, their rights as Mohawks. Those who stay give up the possibilities offered by the "outside world." A decade ago, filmmaker Tracey Deer faced the same questions. Now she returns to document two critical years in the lives of these young women, as they tackle the same issues of identity, culture, and family she faced earlier
Club native ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Club Native, filmmaker Tracey Deer uses Kahnawake, her hometown, as a lens to probe deeply into the history and contemporary reality of Aboriginal identity. Following the stories of four women, she reveals the exclusionary attitudes that divide the community and many others like it across Canada. Deer traces the roots of the problem, from the advent of the highly discriminatory Indian Act through the controversy of Bill C31, up to the present day, where membership on the reserve is determined by a council of Mohawk elders, whose rulings often appear inconsistent. And with her own home as a poignant case study, she raises a difficult question faced by people of many ethnicities across the world: What roles do bloodline and culture play in determining identity?"--Http://www3.nfb.ca/webextension/club-native
Reel injun Hollywood et les indiens ; on the trail of the Hollywood indian ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Travelling through the heartland of America, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond examines how the myth of the movie "Injun" has influenced the world's understanding - and misunderstanding - of Natives. With clips from hundreds of classic and recent films, and candid interviews with celebrated Native and non-Native directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, Charlie Hill and Russell Means, Reel Injun traces the evolution of cinema's depiction of Native people from the silent film era to the present day
Smoke traders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For centuries, Europeans have run the North American tobacco trade; today the First Nations people are taking it back. But is the tobacco trade a road to independence or criminality for Native people? Smoke Traders tells the story of the contraband tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective. The multimillion dollar cigarette industry that Mohawks have built has pulled their communities out of third world poverty, but the Canadian government is determined to shut the trade down. Are these traders criminals who must be stopped? Or are they a new breed of Native entrepreneur who deserve our support?"--Rezolution Pictures website
Club native how thick is your blood? ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"On the Mohawk reserve of Kahnawake located just outside the city of Montreal, Canada, there are two firm but unspoken rules drummed into every member of the community: Do not marry a white person and do not have a child with a white person. The potential consequences of ignoring these rules-loss of membership on the reserve, for yourself and your child-are clear, and for those who incur them, devastating. Break the rules, and you also risk being perceived as having betrayed the Mohawk Nation by diluting the "purity" of the bloodline. In Club Native, filmmaker Tracey Deer uses Kahnawake, her hometown, as a lens to probe deeply into the history and contemporary reality of Aboriginal identity. Following the stories of four women, she reveals the exclusionary attitudes that divide the community and many others like it across Canada. Club Native is a candid and deeply moving look at the pain, confusion and frustration suffered by many First Nations people as they struggle for the most important right of all : the right to belong."--Conteneur
Hollywood et les indiens ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Le cinéaste cri Neil Diamond pose un regard perspicace et plein d'esprit sur l'ndien d'Hollywood et explore la représentation des Autochtones d'Amérique du Nord à travers un siècle de cinéma. En voyageant au coeur de l'Amérique, et dans le Nord canadien, Diamond explore la façon dont le mythe de l'Injun a modelé notre compréhension et notre incompréhension des Autochtones. Hollywood et les indiens retrace l'évolution de l'image des Premières nations au cinéma, de l'époque des films muets jusqu'à nos jours, en présentant des extraits de films classiques et récents, ainsi que des entrevues franches et instructives avec de célèbres cinéastes, scénaristes et acteurs autochtones et non autochtones. Diamond rencontre Clint Eastwood (Le bon, la brute et le truand, Pour une poignée de dollars, Impitoyable) dans ses studios de Burbank en Californie, où la légende du cinéma parle de l'évolution de l'image des Indiens dans les westerns et de la signification du mythe des cowboys et des Indiens pour l'Amérique.Hollywood et les indiens nous permet aussi d'entendre les propos de légendaires militants autochtones tels que John Trudell, Russell Means et Sacheen Littlefeather. Parmi les célébrités figurant dans Hollywood et les indiens, mentionnons Robbie Robertson, musicien et compositeur de bande sonore d'origine juive et mohawk (Raging Bull, Casino, Gangs of new York), l'acteur cherokee Wes Studi (Le Dernier des Mohicans, Geronimo), les cinéastes Jim Jarmusch (Dead Man) et Chris Eyre (Phoenix, Arizona) et les acteurs autochtones acclamés Graham Greene (Danse avec les loups, Coeur de tonnerre) et Adam Beach (Phoenix, Arizona, Mémoires de nos pères de Clint Eastwood). Diamond s'est aussi rendu dans le Nord, à Igloolik, ville isolée du Nunavut comptant 1500 habitants, où il a interviewé Zacharias Kunuk, réalisateur du film Atanarjuat, la légende de l'homme rapide, lauréat de la Caméra d'or. Des critiques de cinéma et des historiens, dont le critique de CBC Jesse Wente, l'auteure et érudite de l'American Indian Studies, Angela Aleiss, et la professeure agrégée en études ethniques du Mills College en Californie, Melinda Micco, apportent un contrepoids à l'humour et à la prestigieuse distribution du film par leurs commentaires pénétrants. Dans Hollywood et les indiens, Diamond sillonne l'Amérique et entraîne le spectateur vers certains des paysages les plus emblématiques du cinéma, notamment Monument Valley, où ont été tournés les plus grands westerns d'Hollywood, et les Black Hills du Dakota du Sud, pays natal de Crazy Horse et berceau d'innombrables légendes du grand écran.D'ailleurs, Crazy Horse a-t-il inspiré le stéréotype du guerrier mythique?À la recherche de réponses, nous avons rencontré ses descendants dans la réserve indienne Pine Ridge du Dakota du Sud, où règne une pauvreté extrême. En retraçant l'évolution de l'image des Premières nations au cinéma, de l'époque des films muets jusqu'à nos jours, Neil Diamond découvre que l'avenir du cinéma autochtone réside dans un endroit des plus invraisemblables, à savoir le Nord canadien. Hollywood et les indiens propose un regard bienveillant sur le cinéma à travers les yeux d'un peuple qui est présent au grand écran depuis la projection des premières images papillotantes et qui a survécu pour raconter ses histoires
The Dab Iyiyuu Absolutely aboriginal ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cree expression Dab Iyiyuu describes those elders who embody traditional culture. They are living links to the world of the Cree ancestors. In 3 episodes from the 2nd season some of these remarkable elders are profiled
Smoke traders : documentary film ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For centuries, Europeans have run the North American tobacco trade; today the First Nations people are taking it back. But is the tobacco trade a road to independence or criminality for Native people? 'Smoke Traders' tells the story of the contraband tobacco trade and the effect on individual lives and communities from a Native perspective. The multimillion dollar cigarette industry that Mohawks have built has pulled their communities out of third world poverty, but the Canadian government is determined to shut the trade down. Are these traders criminals who must be stopped? Or are they a new breed of Native entrepreneur who deserve our support?
Club native how thick is your book? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Dab Iyiyuu ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
En langue crie, "Dab Iyiyuu" signifie "les véritables", les "êtres complets". Cette série de six épisodes rend hommage aux femmes et aux hommes qui sont nés, ont vécu et surtout ont survécu et prospéré sur la terre crie. Ils nous enseignent leur savoir traditionnel et, par leurs histoires du temps passé, les aînés nous ramènent à une époque où la vie était fort différente"--Cf Téléfilm Canada
The last explorer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A stunning documentary on the American Hubbard expeditions through wilderness in 1903 and 1905. Tales of adventure, forbidden love and death told through the eyes of the Cree trapper who guided them
 
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Languages
English (34)