Whereas flower moon killer Despite critical acclaim and box office earnings, some members of the indigenous community are expressing their disappointment with the film.
Devery Jacobs, who plays Elora Dannon Postok, on Monday reservation dog, Shared his “painful” experiences of watching the film on social media.
On the thread he wrote, “I have opinions. I have strong feelings.” X, formerly known as Twitter, “This film was painful, gruesome, unbearable and unnecessarily graphic. Being a Native American, watching this film was like going through hellfire. Imagine the worst atrocities committed against your ancestors, then being treated with Watching a film filled with horror, / the only relief was the 30-minute long scenes of murderous white guys talking about / planning murders.”
In a 15-post thread, the actress addressed the specific reasons for her criticism while crediting the director’s achievements Martin Scorsese And why this film may be of interest to cinema lovers. However, he criticized the violence shown onscreen for not allowing “respect or dignity in the horrific depiction” of the deaths of real people. She added, “On the contrary, I believe that by showing more murdered Native women on screen, it normalizes the violence committed against us and further dehumanizes our people.”
Jacobs said she was particularly troubled by the online reaction to the film. He wrote, “And most of all, to see how film people are celebrating and eating this filth? It’s giving me a pain in the stomach.” “I can’t believe it needs to be said, but Indian people exist beyond our suffering, trauma, and atrocities. Our pride in being Native, our languages, cultures, happiness, and love pales in comparison to the horrors white people show us.” Far more interesting and human are those imposed upon us.”
Jacobs also included praise Lily GladstoneWho played the character of Hokati in two episodes of Reservation dog. Jacobs said, “It should be noted that Lily Gladstone is an absolute legend and she brought tremendous grace to Molly.” “All the incredible Indigenous actors were the only redeeming factor of this movie. Give Lily her Oscar. But while all the performances were strong, if you look proportionally, each of the Osage characters felt painfully underpowered, while the white guys “Given far more courtesy and depth.”
He concluded by calling for more Indigenous people behind the camera, saying this would lead to meaningful change in the way events are portrayed on film. “To the Osage communities involved in making this film; I can imagine how wonderful it is to have these stories and histories finally acknowledged, especially on such a prestigious platform as this film. Beautiful work was done on this film by so many of the Osage Was. But frankly, I would rather see a $200 million film from an Osage filmmaker telling this history any day of the week.”
But reservation dog Jacobs played one of four Indigenous teenagers living in modern-day Oklahoma, grappling with grief, aging, and life on the reservation. It was the first American television series to feature entirely Indigenous directors and writers.
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