Flying With Red Haircrow Productions

Cultural competency, Cooperation & Consultation

Category: New Releases

Now available on DVD – “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way” #Documentary #NativeAmerican #Stereotypes

Now available on DVD at eBay, the 2018 award winning documentary, “Forget Winnetou! Loving in the Wrong Way”, directed, produced and edited by Red Haircrow. Quantities are limited in this first test, restocked as needed.

Format: DVD Region: PAL
Websitehttps://forgetwinnetou.com/
Genre: Dokumentarfilm/Documentary
Erscheinungsjahr/Released: 2018
Audio: German/Deutsch, English/Englisch
Untertiteln/Undertitles: German
Laufzeit/Runtime: 70min.

Description: “The same mentality that ignores indigenous rights to self-representation are often those who also stereotypes and gaslight GLBTIIQ people, women’s rights, the disabled or economically challenged, especially BIPOC just for desiring change and equality. It is basically saying, “My gratification is more important than your dignity, your rights or even your life.” This is a main facet of rape culture. It is intersecting oppression.

Most films about Natives concentrate on European narratives or indigenous experience in North America but there are Natives abroad and being “loved in the wrong way” in “Indian crazy” Germany has many forms and effects.

Germany is a microcosm of struggles taking place across western society both against and for decolonization; for correcting white privilege, supremacist belief and a patriarchal mentality that’s divided and helped destroy cultures, peoples and our world. We explore the roots of racism, colonialism, and appropriation in Germany from a rarely considered perspective: the Native American they adore.”

Der Überblick: “Dieselbe Haltung, die das Recht indigener Völker auf Selbstdarstellung ignoriert, ist es auch, die GLBTIIQ-Menschen, Frauen, Behinderte oder wirtschaftlich Benachteiligte, insbesondere People of Color, stereotypisiert und gaslighted, d.h. ihnen die Realität ihrer Erfahrungen abspricht, nur weil sie sich Veränderungen und Gleichberechtigung wünschen. Im Grunde heißt das: “Meine Freiheit und meine Bedürfnisse sind wichtiger als deine Würde, deine Rechte oder sogar dein Leben.” Es ist eine sich überschneidende Unterdrückung.

Die meisten Filme über Native Americans konzentrieren sich auf europäische Erzählungen oder indigene Erfahrungen in Nordamerika, aber es gibt auch Native Americans im Ausland, und im “indianerverrückten” Deutschland – “auf die falsche Art geliebt” zu werden, hat viele Formen. Deutschland ist ein Mikrokosmos der Kämpfe, die überall auf der Welt stattfinden, sowohl gegen als auch für die Dekolonialisierung; für die Überwindung der weißen Vorherrschaft und des Imperialismus, die unsere Welt gespalten und zerstört haben.

Wir erforschen die Wurzeln von Rassismus, Kolonialismus und Kultureller Aneignung in Deutschland aus einer selten beachteten Perspektive: dem Stereotyp der indigenen Amerikaner, die sie zu verehren vorgeben.”

#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.”

 

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.”

New Music Video: “City to Seaside” #JazzPiano by Uli Lenz

From German jazz piano extraordinaire, Uli Lenz, the original composition by Mr. Lenz performed live in solo concert on Dec. 12, 2016 at Piano Salon Christophori in Berlin, Germany. With a fast moving, fun tempo, the music was set to pace in the video created by Red Haircrow and titled, “City to Seaside.”

Uli Lenz is a well renown jazz pianist and musical ambassador from Germany, who has played around the world. In Kenya, he was called “The man who dances on the keys” due to his energetic style and superb skills, having a particularly strong left hand. Lenz is considered a brilliant technician, and has worked with such legendary musicians such as: Victor Jones on drums, Joe Chambers and Horacio El Negro Hernandez, Cecil McBee on bass, Ira Coleman and Ed Schuller, as well as artists such as Steve Grossman, Hannibal Marvin Peterson and François Jeanneau. Discography, biography and “where to buy” links are available at his website http://ulilenz.com/.