FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 17, 2020; Santa Fe, N.M.: The Southwestern Association of Indian Art is pleased to announce, Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will present a Native Cinema Showcase selection during this year’s Virtual Indian Market. The film, More than a Word is directed by Kenn and John Little (Hunkpapa Lakota) and the film will be accessible via americanindian.si.edu on August 28 and 29, 2020.
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.
Photo Courtesy Kenn + John Little
NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE: MORE THAN A WORD
August 28, 2020 | 5 p.m. Mountain Time, 7 p.m. Eastern
August 29, 2020 | 1 p.m. Mountain Time, 3 p.m. Eastern
(USA, 2017, 70 min.)
Free and Open to the Public.
Special support for More Than A Word is 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.
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About Virtual Indian Market:
Virtual Indian Market is a SWAIA initiative to support Native arts by establishing a global presence for artists through virtual platforms. Virtual Indian Market is supported by the Clark Hulings Fund, ArtSpan, and other organizations that have helped connect SWAIA with innovative marketing efforts designed to expand the organization’s existing marketplace. For complete information visit, www.swaia.org
About the Museum
The National Museum of the American Indian is committed to advancing knowledge and understanding of the Native cultures of the Western Hemisphere—past, present and future—through partnership with Native people and others. For information about the museums, including hours and directions, visit americanindian.si.edu. Additional information is on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.