Film and Lecture: Screening of "More Than A Word:" an Exploration of Native American-Based Sports Mascots

"More Than a Word" is an exploration of Native American-based mascots, especially the Washington Rdskins, and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies. Through interviews with scholars, tribal leaders, lawyers, policy experts, activists, and Washington Rdskins fans, the film explores the history of the slanderous term “redskin,” and delves into cultural stereotypes of Native Americans and their relationship to history. Ultimately, the film argues for representations that honor and celebrate the humanity of Indigenous people. (Kanopy.com)

John Little and Kenn Little, co-filmmakers and brothers, are both enrolled members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Together, they are writing Indigenous people into the historical and cultural narrative.

The screening will be accompanied by an introduction and follow-up Q&A session with Prof. Dr. Volker Depkat, Professor of American Studies at the University of Regensburg, to provide cultural and historical context to the use of Indigenous references in American sports mascots. 

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Film and Lecture: Screening of "More Than A Word:" an Exploration of Native American-Based Sports Mascots
28 November 2022
19:00 -

Veranstaltungsort:

DAI - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut Gleißbühlstraße 9 90402 Nürnberg