MORE THAN A WORD - Native American John Karhiio Kane Discusses Racist Slur, ‘Redskin’ Live via Skype

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Showings

Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 2 Wed, Oct 17, 2018 7:30 PM

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REAL TO REEL  Sponsored by Stu & Ginger Polisner
Native American John Karhiio Kane discusses racist slur, ‘redskin’

MORE THAN A WORD

Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm | Members $11 | Public $16

Includes reception and a live skype discussion with John Karhiio Kane, host of
“Let’s Talk Native” on WBAI 99.5FM on Wednesdays 10am-12noon

More Than a Word traces how the word "r*dskin" evolved from being a term of racist derision and slander to being embraced as the name of one of the NFL's most beloved franchises. It also draws on the voices of Native American activists and scholars to place this controversy within the wider context of Native American history and racial stereotyping more generally. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation. More Than a Word is an ideal resource for clarifying what's truly at stake in contemporary debates about cultural appropriation and Native American-themed mascots. (USA, 2017, 70 min., NR, English | Dir. Kenn Little).
Produced by Cindy Campbell.