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Upcoming #Documentary on #NativeAmerican #Stereotypes & Life in Germany

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slogansmallForget Winnetou! Going Beyond Native Stereotypes in Germany is an upcoming documentary film by Timo Kiesel (glokal e.V.) and Red Haircrow. It is currently in production, and will combine live-action scenes, interviews and news clips with graphics and short animated sequences. Here’s a short teaser, with official trailer coming in December. Tagline: “Reeducating the Resistant”.

About the Directors/Producers:

Growing up in Germany, Timo’s world view as a kid was highly influenced by his reading of more than 60 Karl May volumes. Timo was fascinated by and liked to dress up as native. Questions of stereotyping and cultural appropriation are still viral to him today, and not only because his own kids are confronted with racist imaginary of natives in kindergarten, media and the German public. Today, Timo holds an MA in Postcolonial Studies (Goldsmith’s College, London) and works as a trainer and consultant in the context of anti-racism and…

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The Shadow of the Knife by Jane Fletcher

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Review: Although I’d read books by Jane Fletcher before, I initially had difficulty getting into this novel. Granted, it was the fifth book released in the Celaeno series but it actually takes place earlier in the timeline, so it’s a “prequel” of sorts. I usually don’t have a problem accepting new ideas, scenes and storylines, and didn’t with “Shadow of the Knife”. In fact, I actually like being “dropped” into a new world and have to figure things out as I go. Don’t be put-off by the series numbers however, for each are stated as being capable of “standing alone.”

One thing I really appreciate about Jane Fletcher’s writing is the level of professionalism and attention to detail which keeps the plot focused. No random scenes or occurrences are simply inserted for effect, nor are emotions too extreme to accept. Sometimes there are aspects of the characters I might find…

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#BookReview “The Hero of Lost Causes” by Phillip Frey

slowthepace450 From the  Slow the Pace anthology: “The Hero of Lost Causes”  is about “Robert Emmet was born in Ireland in 1778. Upon his twenty-third year he became angry over British rule. It then took him two years to recruit an army of farmers, shepherds and friends. When the moment of rebellion finally came, there was a miscue and a lot of confusion. As a result, the British captured Robert Emmet and executed him in 1803. Robert Emmet quickly became a romantic figure to the Irish people; to this day referred to as “The Hero of Lost Causes.”


A historical fiction by description, this short tale is actually set at a modern seaside, of a father claiming connection to the failed yet still heroic rebel. Having bought a forty-footer upon retirement as a fireman, Kevin Michael Emett (2 T’s) feels his own time has passed, but maybe his adult son Robert, who helps him out on the boat, might somehow make good on the claim…and a sudden event may just provide achievement of ancestral vindication. Add in a beautiful green-eyed young woman named Eileen and a few gentle comedic twists, and you have “The Hero of Lost Causes”, a pleasant, easy story, the last but not least in this anthology.

About the author:
Phillip Frey grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, where he performed as a child actor at The Cleveland Playhouse. He later moved to New York, where he performed with Joseph Papp’s New York Shakespeare Festival. This was followed by performing for one season as a member of The Repertory Theater of Lincoln Center.
With a change of interest Phillip wrote, directed and edited three short films, all of which had international showings, including the New York Film Festival. With yet another change of interest, Phillip moved to Los Angeles where he became a produced screenwriter. Now more recently, he has turned to prose with the books “Dangerous Times” and “Hym and Hur.” To see more about these books, please visit “The Hero of Lost Causes” is Phillip Frey’s first publication of a short story. He wholeheartedly
thanks Scribes Valley for this distinction.

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#Free on #Kindle June 6-11th: “Luna Tree-The Baby Project” by Maya Berger

28324026Monday, June 6 through Friday, June 10, free download for your Kindle!

  • Genres: Memoir, Self-help, Non-fiction
  • Published: Dec. 16, 2015

“Maya is kicking up her heels, living the fabulous and mostly carefree life of a twenty-something young woman. However, in the back of her mind continuous longing for a good marriage and family lingered. How do you find the right man, the one who sticks through thick and thin? Will he provide you with the things you find essential in a relationship?

Maya kissed a few frogs before finding her Prince Charming, but what followed was of higher importance.

She started feeling chronic pain in her lower back, the pain that wouldn’t let her neither sit nor stand. Thus Maya began her relentless quest for diagnosis and healing, which she ends after discovering Energy healing. She travels the globe to receive and raise her own stored Energy, the one that changes everything.
Her ultimate desires come true.”


About the Author

“I am a 41-year-old woman from Croatia (You know, a small country on the Adriatic in which big productions houses come to shoot Game of Thrones and Star Wars scenes, the home of Nikola Tesla’s roots, and so on). I was born in Zagreb where I live, but studied in Dubrovnik and life was rosy until something stopped me – Ankylosing Spondylitis.

I battled chronic pain for years, and was misdiagnosed for quite some time, so when AS was finally defined, I felt relief. I also found a way to get rid of chronic pain following some alternative medicine options.

But, not to bore you, I wrote a book about it, it’s all in there😉

As I personally dislike depressing books, I did everything to avoid writing one… regardless of a somewhat heavier topic. Most of the people who read it say it’s an uplifting read. I call it a humorous guide to recovery and healing.

I’m open to all new friendships that come my way… the more, the merrier ;)”

Maya Berger

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Coming Mid-May! Red Haircrow poem in Red Rising Magazine Issue #3

red-rising-magazine-web-logoRed Rising is a nonprofit Indigenous magazine from Winnipeg, MB. “Issue #3 “Land and Water” coming May 13th features new pieces from Christi Belcourt, Red Haircrow, Tabitha Martens & more.”

“Red Rising Magazine will have a launch party featuring Winona LaDuke at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House at 715 Main Street from 6:00 to 9:00. The event will be featuring special guest Winona LaDuke, celebrated Anishinaabekweg warrior who spoke the immortal words: “Someone needs to explain to me why wanting clean drinking water makes you an activist, and why proposing to destroy water with chemical warfare doesn’t make a corporation a terrorist.”

Entry is $5, which also gets you a copy of the new magazine. The event will feature readings from contributors to Issue #3.

With this issue we wanted to create a space for writers to share their perspectives on land and water from their respective territories to reflect the historical, contemporary and future realities, and to get people to think critically about the environments we live in.

– Winona LaDuke
– Tabitha Martens
– Angelina McLeod
– Audrey Logan
– Craig Settee
– Faith Charity

This event will be preceded by an event for the youth on Wednesday May 11th: an arts workshop teaching creative writing, poetry, drawing, screenprinting and songwriting. This will be at the Magnus Eliason Recreation Center (430 Langside Street) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm facilitated by Tasha Spillett, Lenard Sumner, Jasmine Anderson, Justin L’Arrivee and Charlie Fettah.

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