The idea behind the film is to invite the audience to ask their own questions, not to simply understand the information they view about Native identity and stereotypes in this film, but to utilize that information and become active participants in society, thinking critically when making decisions regarding culture and appropriation. We hope to inspire people to seek out their own answers.
The premier viewing and discussion of This Is A Stereotype will be at The Museum of Contemporary Native Arts' Allan Houser Art Park in Santa Fe, NM for two days; August 23 and 24, 2014 from 11am-12noon.
"That’s the Grandmaster in the back. He doesn’t speak much English. He was number one in China back in 1980, so I knew of his name long before I met him. He’s very humble. A true gentleman fighter. He’s 68, but I’ve seen him put a spear against his neck, and use it to push a car." "So at what point can you call yourself a Grandmaster?" "A Grandmaster doesn’t say he’s a Grandmaster. Other people say it for him."