MORE THAN A MASCOT. MORE THAN A LOGO. MORE THAN A STEREOTYPE.
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“More Than a Word makes crystal clear that the fight against Indian mascots is a central part of the wider struggle of Indigenous people for political, educational, and socio-economic justice today. From the Washington football team to Standing Rock, this important documentary shows that Indigenous activism and artistry are alive and well, and getting stronger by the day.”
“In its final act, More Than a Word winds up — for my money — in one of the most important places we can find, and that’s to say: what’s next for indigenous people? What would happen if they took control over their own representations? This film offers us up some examples of precisely what that looks like. This film is an articulation of an artistic, political, culturally relevant project from an indigenous perspective.”
“More Than a Word delivers a compelling close-up of critiques and celebrations of the Washington Redskins and other indigenous-inspired mainstream representations. Through the creation of this urgent film and its eclectic array of personal interviews and archival media footage, Standing Rock Sioux filmmakers and brothers John Little and Kenn Little travel across Indian Country to listen to Native activists, artists, and scholars who represent indigenous self-determination in action and whose voices reveal that “Redskins” is far more than just a seven-letter word.”