RED FEVER

104 min, Documentary, Canada, 2024
Directed byNeil Diamond & Catherine Bainbridge
Produced byRezolution Pictures
LanguageEnglish
Short descriptionRed Fever follows Cree co-director Neil Diamond on his journey to find out why the world is so fascinated with the stereotypical imagery of Native people that is all over pop culture.
Film subjects Europe , Identity , Indigenous , Society , Sports , Women

Watch the film

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema — Toronto

Festival

Wednesday, 01 May 2024
TIFF Lightbox 1 (Hot Docs) — Toronto

Festival

Friday, 03 May 2024

Film details

Synopsis

Red Fever is a witty and entertaining feature documentary about the profound — yet hidden — Indigenous influence on Western culture and identity.

 

The film follows Cree co-director Neil Diamond as he asks, “Why do they love us so much?!” and sets out on a journey to find out why the world is so fascinated with the stereotypical imagery of Native people that is all over pop culture.

 

Why have Indigenous cultures been revered, romanticized, and appropriated for so long, and to this day? Red Fever uncovers the surprising truths behind the imagery — so buried in history that even most Native people don`t know about them.

 

Crew

Script writer : Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge

Editing : Rebecca Lessard

Colorist : Vicky-Lynn Roy

Illustrator : Meky Ottawa, Destiny Chescappio

Sound Designer : Daniel Toussaint

Sound Mixer : Daniel Toussaint

Music : Jesse Zubot, Pura Fé

Producer : Lisa M. Roth

Co-Producer : Rebecca Lessard

Executive Producers : Catherine Bainbridge, Linda Ludwick, Ernest Webb

Associate Producer : Brittany LeBorgne

Story Producer : Joanne Robertson

Direction

Neil Diamond

Neil Diamond is from the Cree community, Waskaganish, on the coast of James Bay. Neil directed the award-winning feature documentary, Reel Injun, as well as One More River, Cree Spoken Here, and Heavy Metal: A Mining Disaster in Northern Quebec with Rezolution Pictures. His credits also include Inuit Cree Reconciliation, The Last Explorer and Dab Iyiyuu. He is an award winning photographer and co-founder of The Nation, the first news magazine to serve the Cree of northern Quebec and Ontario.

 

Filmography

 

Red Fever, Feature Documentary, 2024 

Reel Injun, Feature Documentary, 2009

Inuit Cree Reconciliation, Short Documentary, 2013

The Last Explorer, Docudrama, 2008

One More River: The Deal that Split the Cree, Feature Documentary, 2005

Heavy Metal: A Mining Disaster in Northern Quebec, Short Documentary, 2004

Cree Spoken Here, Documentary, 2003

Catherine Bainbridge

Catherine Bainbridge is the co-founder, executive producer, and VP of business and creative development at Rezolution Pictures. She directed the Emmy-nominated, Sundance and CSA award-winning feature doc, RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, and co-directed the Peabody and CSA award-winning feature doc, Reel Injun. Catherine is also an executive producer on the Crave Original series, Little Bird. Through her work at Rezolution, Catherine has been instrumental in changing the narrative when it comes to diversity and representation in the entertainment industry.

 

Filmography

 

Red Fever, Feature Documentary, 2024
RUMBLE: The Indians Who Rocked the World, Feature Documentary, 2017
Smoke Traders, Feature Documentary, 2012
Reel Injun, Feature Documentary, 2009