NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE: MORE THAN A WORD
August 28, 2020 | 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 7 p.m. Eastern
(USA, 2017, 70 min.)
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Free and Open to the Public.
Directors: Kenn Little (Hunkpapa Lakota), John Little (Hunkpapa Lakota)
More Than a Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of a derogatory mascot. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, this documentary presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. Discussion to follow with Kevin Gover (Pawnee), Director of the National Museum of the American Indian and Amanda Blackhorse (Diné). Americanindian.si.edu
Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s Regional Economic Development Council Initiative, and by The Walt Disney Company.
Photo courtesy of John Little and Kenn Little