Packed house at the “More Than A Word” screening at the NCORE conference

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Conference Attendees & Community Members Filled the House for Screening of New Documentary

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On June 1, 2017 we screened a fine cut of the forthcoming documentary More Than a Word at the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE®) in Fort Worth, TX. We had a packed house with over 300 people showing up for the screenings!

Co-directors John & Kenn Little were on hand for a Q&A and post-screening conversation about their film, which examines Native American-based mascots and their impact on real-life attitudes, issues, and policies.

Dr. Joshua Nelson, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation who’s on the faculty at the University of Oklahoma, introduced the film and the filmmakers.

“In its final act,” Nelson told the crowd, “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. And that’s why it’s so important that we bring films like this to audiences like you.”

Here are some some photos of the event (see below). And if you’d like to host your own screening, you can sign up here!