Documentaries and discussions! Come watch a short documentary and then stay to discuss it. We’ll be viewing documentaries about social, cultural, political, scientific or environmental issues. Drop in or visit www.nvdpl.ca/events/calendar and select this program to register an email to receive program materials in advance.
Searching for Winnetou
Searching for Winnetou explores the controversy surrounding cultural appropriation of Indigenous culture in an innovative, hilarious, unnerving, yet inspiring way. For years ,Drew Hayden Taylor, prolific playwright and author of dozens of Canadian-Indigenous books, has noticed a high proportion of German tourists visiting Canada, many who have come looking for a real “Indianer” experience (what Germans call the North American Native lifestyle). Inevitably, almost every one of these Germans will relate stories of Winnetou: Germany’s most famous, but mythical, Apache warrior.