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Fon, Christina

Overview
Works: 8 works in 39 publications in 1 language and 1,236 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Ethnographic films  Biography  Biographical films  Interviews  History  Claims  Internet videos 
Roles: Producer, por, Author of screenplay
Classifications: PN1995.9.I48, 791.43652997
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Christina Fon
Reel Injun( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 840 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An entertaining and 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. With 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. Containing candid interviews with celebrated directors, writers, actors and activists, including Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson, Sacheen Littlefeather, John Trudell, and Russell Means, Reel Injun is an insightful and essential compendium for understanding the racial politics of Hollywood and the continuing artistic vibrancy of Native peoples." -- Back of container
Club native( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 184 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
Mohawk girls( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 181 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
The Oka Legacy( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oka Legacy€is a POV documentary that explores how the Oka Crisis has transformed contemporary Indigenous identity in Canada. Through Mohawk filmmaker Sonia Bonspille Boileau own personal journey, €The Oka Legacy€retraces the events that took place in her hometown in 1990 by talking with people who lived through the events firsthand, like Clifton Nicholas and Waneek Horn Miller, as well as with those who overcame grief like Francine Lemay and those like Melissa Mollen Dupuis and Johnny Jones who, even hundreds of kilometers away, were inspired to do great things. These compelling characters recount their own personal Oka Crisis stories and reflect on what its legacy is and what it should be
Smoke traders( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 12 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
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
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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