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New date! 14-15 September – Seminar “Becoming and Teaching Human Beings: Critical Indigenous Perspectives”

Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way


New date 14-15 September! Social distancing & quarantine protests despite mass illness from #CoVid19? Minimization/dismissal of high death rates in some groups and ethnicities? Western values of self-interest/self above all else despite causing harm vs. Indigenous perspectives of personal responsibility and collective goodness/awareness.

They are at the heart of the on-going pandemic and economic crisis, even as normalized racism, ableism and aggression are seeing new increases. We will discuss these topics and more, and how we continue healing and correction both individually and societally, to help create a better world for all children.

**NOTE: Continued compliance with any/all updates and public notices regarding Corona protocols will be in place. Date subject to change based on on-going current events.


In cooperation with ISTA – Institut für den Situationsansatz, a two-day seminar is planned titled, “Becoming and Teaching Human Beings: Critical Indigenous Perspectives for School and Society.” It will be given by writer…

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#NowAvailable – “Child of Light” – A short Interactive #fantasy on itch.io

While social distancing and in-place due to covid-19, a short interactive work of fantasy from Red Haircrow. On itch.io. using Twine.
Child of Light by Red Haircrow

Description: “Child of Light” is a short text-based work of fantasy set in an ancient past. It tells the story of a young survivor and the hard choices she makes, and the consequences of her decisions. Even in the darkest of times, there can be a ray of light.  The story is based on a dream experienced by the author.”

 

New at #DeutscheWelle “Why Germany can’t quit its racist #NativeAmerican problem”

Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way

“Across the country, Germans spent the past week celebrating Carnival, known for its parades, drinking, and colorful costumes ahead of the Lenten fast. There is a pervasive attitude that for these five days, Germans can shed their rigid cultural norms and adopt an “anything goes” policy.

Every year, pictures of some of the more racist trappings of Carnival, such as the use of blackface or “Chinese” costumes complete with conical hat, tend to face backlash both from mainstream culture and the country’s growing Asian and Afro-German communities.

However, the same cannot be said of the abundance of “Native American” costumes, a wildly popular choice in a country that has had a robust infatuation with Native stereotypes since the 1800s, made more popular by the works of beloved writer Karl May and his Winnetou character, the archetypal ‘noble savage, ‘and the 20th-century films depicting the character….”

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2 #Documentary Screening Events Upcoming in Athens, Greece and Lisbon, Portugal

Pleased to announce our documentary film Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way has been officially selected to screen at the Balkan Can Kino & Film Festival in Athens, Greece. The event takes place between 4-12 October, 2019. More details about the event and group from their website:

“Balkan Can Kino is a collectively run cinema, lab & film festival, founded by film professionals in 2017 in Athens and hosted on the ground floor of Communitism. Film programming focuses on alternative approaches to cinema and audiovisual art in order to showcase diversity. At the same time, it offers film education with the organization of workshops, discussions and lectures, at low cost or completely free of charge.

Our dream is to create a solidarity network among filmmakers, organizations and institutions, active at local and international level. The project is open to those who are interested in getting to know us and/or participate.”


Also in October, for an event on the 5th & 6th, we will be presented in a special screening by HuBB Humans Before Borders group. The screening will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, and will part of an on-going series of film viewing and discussions on topics such as colonialism, Eurocentrism, inequality and inequity, and some of the ways these are continuing to be manifest.