Flying With Red Haircrow Productions

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New Teaser “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (2018)

“Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” (2018)

The only film of its kind, a documentary produced and directed by Red Haircrow on Native stereotypes in Germany, white supremacy and the racism they and other peoples of color face on a daily basis. This is a reality often very different from the experiences of occasional visitors and performers enthralled by the “Indian Craze”, first inspired by Karl May’s series of books, on a fictional Apache chief named Winnetou. Available in 2018. Websites forgetwinnetou.com & .de.

Documentary film in English and German audio, with either English or German subtitles.
IMDb imdb.com/title/tt6494700/?ref_=rvi_tt

Might you be interested in screening our film for your group, organization or festival? Contact us with your offer or ideas here.

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Forget Winnetou!” Screening at First Nations Film & Video Festival on May 1-10, 2018

If you’re in Chicago, May 1-10, 2018, our documentary Forget Winnetou: Loving in the Wrong Way will be screened at the First Nations Film and Video Festival. Also playing will be “Reclamation”, a short documentary by Viveka Frost who is a participant in “Forget Winnetou!”

Please follow the link to their Facebook event page or website to see a listing and description of all films that will be shared, and if you can please help support the festival by making a contribution or donation. http://www.fnfvf.org/.

“‘Native’ Hobbyism is Modern Day Colonialism”-My new article at CBC

I was recently invited to write a counter-point essay for CBC, following my participant in the CBC.Docs documentary that premiered in January 2018 on Canadian television. Last July in Berlin, I  sat down with indigenous writer Drew Hayden Taylor on his search to understand why so many Germans choose to appropriate native cultures and/or dressing up and pretending to be “Indians”. The article was published on January 26th, ‘Native Hobbyism’ is Modern Day Colonialism. and specifically discusses how the effects of such practices, especially on Natives living in Germany, are overlooked by both non-natives and natives, which we explore in our own documentary, “Forget Winnetou”, which premiered in Germany in February 2018.

“Indigenous North Americans who live abroad often deal with rejection from relatives who only support or recognize those who choose to live in North America. They report negative experiences such as abandonment, disrespect of their heritage and lack of cultural support. This trauma leads to depression, anxiety and frustration because Indigenous living in Europe can’t simply be themselves.”

Thanks to Everyone! Feb.11-Our Screening at Delphi Theater in Berlin!

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Sincere thanks to everyone who came out to our screening of Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way, (formerly, Going Beyond Native Stereotypes) on Sunday, at the Delphi Theater in Berlin! I so appreciate each and every one for taking the time on a rather sleepy Sunday. Here’s a photo from the Q&A panel that included myself, Johnny Clyde, Viveka Frost and Kendall Old Elk. Special shout-out to Therese Degen for moderating in a great way!

We first saw Viveka Frost’s short documentary as part of an upcoming full length film. It’s titled Reclamation. Before going on to “Forget Winnetou!” and a talk after the film. Better dialogue, collaboration, communication. We need these things on so many challenging issues in our societies and world.

This was our only scheduled screening in Berlin at this point in time. Naturally, we would love to show it other places. If you are interested in a screening at your university, organization, group and so forth, please contact us for your idea or offer.

Logline: “It’s not about Winnetou. It’s about you and us.”