Response to Smoke Signals

October 26, 2009

Respond to Smoke Signals: How does the film address/respond to/critique stereotypes of Native Americans. You can compare it to the media you addressed for the midterm paper, but be sure to also address Smoke Signals. 5 sentences.

For Class–post here by noon on Thursday–how did the film Broken Blossoms (D.W. Griffith 1919) imagine/portray Asian Americans? How does this fit into the history of “yellowface performance” from the Ito article. Please write 5 sentences. You should  also do some simple Internet research on the film to have a bit of context, but please respond to what you see (as opposed to just summarizing what people say about this film.) REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR COMMENTS AND THE ARTICLE TO CLASS.

We’ll be in Young 417.

Watch the film here:

http://www.archive.org/details/BrokenBlossoms