Posted by Energia on December 03, 1997 at 16:49:29:
In Reply to: A Brief Response posted by Rich on December 03, 1997 at 12:21:57:
Rich, I too hope for some kind of discourse. I'd like to clear a few things: 1st, I never accused you of interjecting your own feelings of racism into the article, what I got from your commentary was what to me sounded as if you felt Eric was attacking non~Indians. What made it seem that way was what you wrote here:
"An anger at the people who made the film (Which I didn't see anger, but frustration towards the films producers, that I can agree on)"
"and some of those cast in it" --- here is where I felt that you were implying that Eric was attacking non~Indians, for nowhere in the article did he bash any of the actors. I read & re~read, but found nothing to that affect. When Eric was asked: "How did you get on with the rest of the cast?" he replied "I got along with everybody". So, I felt that you were adding things not in the article which were contradicting & making Eric out to be Angry at everyone in the movie, non~Indians who make movies on Indians.
It was never my intention to make it seem you had "race" in mind, but that Eric was attacking non~Indians in his comments on European film~makers, your replies of what would it matter if the movie was made by Europeans or Indians, but it does. The 2 movies Dances... & LOTM you pointed out are 2 movies far & few in between to represent the vast & varied culture of all Indian nations.
2nd when Eric spoke of the Six Nations, it could've been the interviewers error in writing, for Eric probably meant 6 clans (Turtle, Wolf...) of which there are with varying dialects.
As for the Means quote on hair, it could've been said jokingly. I don't know what he meant.
Lastly, how am I contradicting myself in my statement about attacking non~Indians? I felt your commentary was somehow making Eric against non~Indians, if anything, I can admit to having made a presumption & misunderstanding some of your words, which you took as being accused of feelings of racism & I never made that my intention. Also, how does Eric pa
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