Filmmaker Speaks on Native American Images at AUNE Speaker Series April 3

Victoria Mudd, speaker - Images of Indians: From Reel to RealFilmmaker Victoria Mudd, MAT ’71, the 2013 Alumna-Scholar-in-Residence at Antioch University New England (AUNE), will be in Keene April 3–6 for a series of events in conjunction with the Monadnock International Film Festival (MonIFF).

Kicking off the festival, Mudd will speak on “Images of Indians: From Reel to Real” at 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 3, in AUNE’s Community Room. This Speaker Series event is free and open to the public.

In her presentation, Mudd traces the representation of Native Americans in film, using examples from dozens of films to show how Euro-Americans depict their own society while ostensibly showing that of American Indians. As Native American filmmakers have made more films, they have begun to explore their own culture, “setting the historical record straight.”

Mudd will also be the guest of honor at an alumni reception at 5:30 p.m. in the Dance Studio.

Other events on Mudd’s schedule:

Thursday, April 4:

•  Brown Bag Discussion, noon in the former AUNE Bookstore, followed by a visit to the Diversity, Justice, and Inclusion class for the Advocacy for Sustainability and Social Justice concentration in the Department of Environmental Studies.

• MonIFF opening night film and  party, 6 p.m., Colonial Theater. Find out more about MonIFF here.

Friday, April 5

• Presentation of “Images of Indians: From Reel to Real” at Keene State College.

Mudd, a professor of media studies at Pitzer College, Claremont, California, has produced several documentary films, including Broken Rainbow, an exploration of the Hope-Navajo Land Dispute, which won an Academy Award in 1985. She also made Tibet: Cry of the Snow Lion.

For more information, contact Sean Wiley,  swiley@antioch.edu or 603-283-2431.