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Cow Tipping: the Militant Indian Waiter
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
10 minutes
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Cow Tipping: the Militant Indian Waiter
In this original short drama, a Cherokee café waiter faces customers who insist on sharing their ignorance about American Indians--or are they Native Americans? His efforts to educate others often end in frustration, and a lousy tip. Based on his own experiences encountering skewed perceptions and depictions of his people, Redroad's story blends humor and rage and information. Clips from movie westerns help make his point.
"A vigilant and hip Cherokee waiter who dispenses righteous anger with the burgers and fries." - Laura U. Marks
"Director Randy Redroad’s hilarious short illustrates the confrontation of cultural insensitivity and cultural oversensitivity, leading to a seemingly endless cycle of the same old, same old." - Through Indian Eyes Film Program, UCLA Film & Television Archive
• ​Through Indian Eyes: Native American Cinema ​program, UCLA Film & Television Archive
• The Cinematheque, Vancouver
• Yale Group for the Study of Native America
• Anthology Film Archives
• Brattle Theatre
• Northwest Film Center
• International House Philadelphia
• D'Ghetto Eyes : Film and Video by New Black, Latino, Asian & Native Directors
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