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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Ronald Tobiasen
dc.contributor.authorShier, Sara Annen
dc.coverage.spatialAfricaen
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-25T18:43:09Z
dc.date.available2013-06-25T18:43:09Z
dc.date.issued2006en
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarworks.montana.edu/xmlui/handle/1/2266en
dc.descriptionGrizzly is a film that is part of the student's thesis project.en
dc.description.abstractImages of the indigenous other have always been used in accord with the imperialistic movements of the Western world. Filmmakers continue to use the basic model of depicting people of indigenous cultures as exotic and more primitive than people of Western cultures with the effect of validating Western values and reinforcing the perceived superiority/authority of Western values over other value systems. This form is readily apparent in the treatment of the indigenous people of Africa in natural history films from the inception of the medium to present day. I will examine films from the 1920s through the present day. If filmmakers are to create successful natural history films that incorporate people of indigenous cultures, they must critically study the histories and mythologies that inform these films in order to avoid making the same mistakes.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshIndigenous peoplesen
dc.subject.lcshNature filmsen
dc.subject.lcshDocumentary filmsen
dc.subject.lcshCriticismen
dc.titleThe depiction of indigenous African cultures as other in contemporary, Western natural history filmen
dc.title.alternativeGrizzlyen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2006 by Sara Ann Shieren
thesis.catalog.ckey1268197en
thesis.degree.committeemembersMembers, Graduate Committee: Philip Sovoie; Dennis Aigen
thesis.degree.departmentMedia & Theatre Arts.en
thesis.degree.genreThesisen
thesis.degree.nameMFAen
thesis.format.extentfirstpage1en
thesis.format.extentlastpage47en
mus.relation.departmentFilm & Photography.en_US


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