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.
After the film, watch a conversation between Kevin Gover (Pawnee), director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and activist Amanda Blackhorse (Diné), a plaintiff in the 2014 lawsuit Blackhorse v. Pro Football, Inc. The conversation will stream automatically when the film ends.
Enjoy more of the best in Native film during Native Cinema Showcase 2020
November 18–27, 2020
The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. Screenings and conversations provide a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and Arctic. For this year’s 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum is proud to present the full program online, streaming new films as well as fan favorites.\n
Special support 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.\n