Today's Native Americans: New Beginnings in Hollywood or another Trend? with Angela Aleiss, PhD

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Course Title: Today's Native Americans: New Beginnings in Hollywood or another Trend?

Instructor: Angela Aleiss (KSAS '78)

Brought to you by Odyssey  

November 6, 2023  (1 Session)  

Monday, 2 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Participants will gain an understanding of Native American images in Hollywood as well as prominent Native North American actors and filmmakers in the motion picture industry from the silent film era of the early 1900s to the present.


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ABOUT Angela Aleiss

Angela Aleiss received her Ph.D. in film studies from Columbia University and B.A. from Johns Hopkins. She has taught at UCLA and CSU Long Beach and was a former Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center and a Fulbright Fellow with the Canada-US Fulbright Program at the University of Toronto. She appeared in the 2009 documentary Reel Injun, which aired on CBC and PBS, and is the author of Making the White Man’s Indian: Native Americans and Hollywood Movies (2005). Additionally, she was a contributing entertainment writer for Indian Country Today as well as Variety and the Hollywood Reporter. Her recent book, Hollywood’s Native Americans: Stories of Identity and Resistance (2022), discusses prominent Native artists in the motion picture industry over the past 100 years.


 Event Date
Monday, November 6, 2023
Start Time: 2:00pm EST
End Time: 5:00pm EST

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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