‘Injunuity’ by Adrian Baker

'injunuity' screengrab

http://www.injunuity.org/#!/about

Four episodes of this series about Native American identity are available to watch online.  I found the episode ‘Two Spirit’  of particular interest. It’s about gender, sexuality and identity

“Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future. From Columbus to the western expansion to tribal casinos, we are taught that the Native way, while at times glorious, is something of the past, something that needed to be replaced by a manifest destiny from across the ocean. But in a world increasingly short of real answers, it is time we looked to Native wisdom for guidance. It is time for some Injunuity.

Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim, every thought and opinion is real, told in nine short pieces and covering such topics as language preservation, sacred sites, and the environment. But rather than simply revisit our history, the goal of Injunuity is to help define our future, to try and figure out the path that lies before us, to focus on where we are going as well as where we have been.”

An Interview with the director can be found here: http://injunuity-discussion.tumblr.com/

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