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Prospector Excerpt Part 1


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Director(s): Talena Sanders

Experiments in 19th century acculturation of two groups living thousands of miles apart, but sharing the same name, depending on whom you talk to and what language you say it in. Parallel histories of invasion, assimilation, aspirations, and appropriations, from the first colonization to the mid-century modern and today. Prospectors, colonists, and tourists seeking future sites of luxury, resources, and romance. Text/audio drawn from Lord Macaulay’s Minute on Indian Education (1835) as performed by Samarth Naik, Captain Richard H. Pratt’s speech printed in “The Advantages of Mingling the Indians With Whites” (1892) as performed by Bobby Bass, G&E Show n’ Tell PictureSound Record “Indian Pow Wow” (1965), songs from “Christopher Columbus” Mel-O-Toons (1960), language lessons from the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, promotional materials from Jaypee Greens luxury homes, Lord Macaulay's Minute on Indian Education as read by Vikram Chandra from "The Big Fight Over Language" NDTV (2014), field recordings recorded on location in and around New Delhi (2013). All image original, except for still images from G&E Show n' Tell PictureSound Record "Indian Pow Wow". This film is shot on 16mm Kodak reversal film stock. Director/DP/Sound/Editor - Talena Sanders This is the excerpted first half of the film (TRT 13:30).