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The Silent Enemy
October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
THE SILENT ENEMY
Indigenous Heritage Film Festival Feature Length Film
The Silent Enemy (1930), an American silent film, attempts to tell a culturally valid story about the Ojibway tribe in the Canadian Northwest long before the advent of European influences. While progressive in many ways (including its early use of Indigenous actors), The Silent Enemy is a product of its time in terms of ethnographic depiction of Native American life before the arrival of European settlers. The film should not be viewed as a document of anthropological accuracy but rather as a well-intended attempt to honor the Ojibway people.