Reel Injun

Reel Injun

In this feature-length documentary, Cree filmmaker Neil Diamond takes an entertaining and insightful look at the portrayal of North American Indigenous people throughout a century of cinema. Featuring hundreds of clips from old classics as well as recent releases, the film traces the evolution of the “Hollywood Indian.” Diamond guides the audience on a journey across America to some of cinema’s most iconic landscapes and conducts candid interviews with celebrities like Clint Eastwood, Robbie Robertson and Jim Jarmusch. The film is a loving look at cinema through the eyes of the people who appeared in its very first flickering images and have survived to tell their stories in their own way.

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Credits
  • director
    Neil Diamond
  • co-director
    Catherine Bainbridge
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • editor
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • producer
    Christina Fon
    Catherine Bainbridge
    Linda Ludwick
    Catherine Olsen
    Adam Symansky
  • writer
    Catherine Bainbridge
    Neil Diamond
    Jeremiah Hayes
  • director of photography
    Édith Labbé
  • line producer
    Lisa M. Roth
  • executive producer
    Ernest Webb
    Catherine Bainbridge
    Christina Fon
    Linda Ludwick
    Ravida Din
  • researcher
    Ramelle Mair
  • 1st assistant director
    Ramelle Mair
  • production coordinator
    Jacob Kent
    Camila Blos
  • sound
    Lynne Trépanier
  • camera assistant
    David Macleod
  • associate producer
    Camila Blos
  • assistant to the producer
    Anne-Marie Belhadj
  • additional directing
    Christina Fon
    Michelle Latimer
    Lisa M. Roth
  • additional camera
    Alfonso Maiorana
    Glenn Taylor
    Guy Godfrey
    Brian R. Ochryn
  • additional camera assistant
    Eric Godbout
    Jacob Kent
  • additional sound
    John D'Aquino
    Jacob Kent
    John McCoy
    Dyron Pacheco
    Jason Wood
    Jason Milligan
    Jan McLaughlin
  • dolly grip
    Jimmy Stuart
    Chris VanNess
  • location assistant
    Hugh Bonner
    Orville Sisco
    Tony Milford
  • crew
    Brian Nutarariaq
    Aaron Kunuk
    Lucy Uyarak
  • original soundtrack
    Claude Castonguay
    Mona Laviolette
  • post-production supervisor
    Tony Manolikakis
    Lisa M. Roth
  • technical director
    Tony Manolikakis
  • assistant editor
    Ilana Kelemen
    Jacob Kent
    Phil Shaw
  • narration recording
    Jacob Kent
  • narration coach
    Matthew Taylor
  • sound editor
    Mona Laviolette
  • online editor
    Yannick Carrier
  • opening titles
    Philippe Raymond
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • end titles
    Philippe Raymond
    Gaspard Gaudreau
  • sound mixer
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • technical coordinator
    Steve Hallé
  • digital editing technician
    Martine Forget
    Pierre Dupont
    Isabelle Painchaud
  • digital editing supervisor
    Danielle Raymond
  • program administrator
    Stephanie Brown
    Dan Emery
  • marketing manager
    Moira Keigher
  • legal counsel
    Stéphanie L'Écuyer
    Dominique Aubry
    Remy Khouzam
    Sander H. Gibson
    Danielle Dicaire
  • music clearances
    Lucie Bourgouin
  • supervising archival researcher
    Elizabeth Klinck
  • additional archival research
    Anne Kent
    Bonnie G. Rowan