Overweight with Crooked Teeth

$20.00 each

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This short film is guaranteed to generate a lot of discussion between teachers and students.

 

Produced and directed by Shelley Niro (Mohawk) and Dan Bigbee (Comanche) and based on a poem by Niro’s brother, Michael Doxtater (Mohawk) who also “stars” in this film, Overweight with Crooked Teeth explores and questions non-Native perceptions of Indians by asking pointedly: “What were you expecting, anyway? Sitting Bull? Chief Joseph...saying ‘the earth and I are one’?” Using humor, irony, parody, and wordplay, combined with special effects and Native images to puncture the stereotypes, this short film is guaranteed to generate a lot of discussion between teachers and students.

 

 

Director: Shelley Niro

Format: DVD, color, 4 minutes.

Published: 1998

Tribes/Ethnic Groups: Comanche, Mohawk, various U.S. tribes