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dc.contributor.advisorChairperson, Graduate Committee: Ronald Tobiasen
dc.contributor.authorShier, Sara Annen
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.publisherMontana State University - Bozeman, College of Arts & Architectureen
dc.subject.lcshIndigenous peoplesen
dc.subject.lcshNature filmsen
dc.subject.lcshDocumentary filmsen
dc.titleThe depiction of indigenous African cultures as other in contemporary, Western natural history filmen
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2006 by Sara Ann Shieren
thesis.catalog.ckey1268197en, Graduate Committee: Philip Sovoie; Dennis Aigen & Theatre Arts.en
mus.relation.departmentFilm & Photography.en_US

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