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What Hollywood Gets Wrong About Native America

Season 2 Episode 5 | 12m 06s

Why aren’t Native people– and their stories – ever the crux of your favorite films? From films used as a tool of genocidal propaganda, to award-winning Indigenous stories in Hollywood, how far has Indigenous media representation come and where is it headed? Tai Leclaire and experts track the past, present and future of Indigenous entertainment.

Aired: 05/20/24
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