Onitsha History, Kingship and Changing Cultures

American Racism: “Planet in my Pocket”

The Anthropological film Planet in My Pocket (1995) draws on a broad range of materials to investigate popular cultural ideologies of the “exotic” and the “primitive,” and the notion of cultural authenticity; stereotypical representations of exotic peoples in classic Hollywood films and the world of Walt Disney local souvenir stores specializing in Mexican or Native American handicrafts.

In this film, Helen plays the role of a professional dabbler in fantasies of ethnic differences.

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