More Than A Word Screening
September 21, 2017 - 5:30pm
100 Rapson Hall (89 Church St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455)
MORE THAN A WORD
Doors open @ 5:30pm
Premiere begins @ 6:00pm
Discussion immediately following
More Than A Word analyzes the Washington football team and their use of the derogatory term R*dskins. Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, More Than A Word presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.
ABOUT THE FILMMAKERS:
John Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, Colorado and South Dakota. He graduated with his BA from South Dakota State and MA in history from the University of South Dakota. His research focus is on Native American veterans, music, cultural appropriation, and mascots. He is currently a PhD student at the University of Minnesota.
Kenn Little is enrolled in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. He was born and raised in Denver, CO and currently lives in Kansas City, MO. He received his BA in Graphic Design and New Media from Full Sail University in 2013. He is a multifaceted artist, writer, videographer and musician and often combines those abilities on his projects.
This event is co-sponsored by American Indian Student Cultural Center, Circle of Indigenous Nations, Department of History, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Change, and the Institute for Advanced Study.
For questions or special accommodations about the premiere, please contact:
Fawn J. Grauman-White, UMN Community Engagement Coordinator