Going Native - A Review by Matthew Hays
But Diamond says that while he was mystified by the general cluelessness of many white people about Native life and culture, he knew exactly where it came from. So many had culled their sense of who and what Native people were from the range of distorted images that populated film and TV screens.
Cut to five years ago, and Diamond, now a documentary filmmaker, thought it might be intriguing to do a short film about white actors who had played Native onscreen. “I remembered actors like Burt Lancaster, who had portrayed Natives. I thought this might make for a funny half hour film.”