What Are Indians Good For?
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Albert Dumont is an Algonquin from Pontiac County, Quebec. As he recounts a disturbing childhood incident about racism against his people, it becomes clear that this experience has reinforced his pride in his cultural heritage.

Original language
English

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Credits

Direction
Chantal Dahan
Voice
Albert Dumont
Camera
Chantal Dahan
Sound
Chantal Dahan
Editing
Chantal Dahan
Music
Musée canadien des civilisations, Collection Kenneth Peacock
"War Song"
"Warrior Death Song"
Production
Chantal Dahan

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Stereo
Shooting format
MiniDV

Documentation

Further information

Artist’s statement :

I am interested in culture and identity. I explore the idea of identity through the relationship between polarities such as North-South, East-West, reality-fiction, tragedy-comedy, etc. I also create connections between identity and individual and collective memory.

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Keywords
Ostracism, Affirmation, Belonging, Community, Memory