Tue, Oct 16, 2018 — 2:35 am
Anthropology Professor’s Film Awarded Official Selection at the 2nd Annual Kanatsiohareke Haudenosaunee Film Festival
Anthropology Professor Neal Keating’s 36 minute film, Whitey and the Mush Hole: Reclaiming Lahiaaks, was awarded as an official selection for screening at the 2nd Annual Kanatsiohareke Haudenosaunee Film Festival, held near Fonda, NY on September 8, 2018. The film is a short visual ethnography about genocide and Canadian Indian residential schools, as seen through the art and performance of an Indigenous Mohawk painter, R. G. Miller, who spent 11 years in one of these institutions during the 1950s and 1960s. The film was originally made to accompany an exhibit of artwork by R.G. Miller about the Mush Hole (the vernacular name for a.k.a. the Mohawk Institute Indian Residential School in Brantford, Ontario).