Film and event descriptions
This event will take place in Amerikahaus. Digital participation is not possible.
Directed by John and Kenn Little, brothers and members of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, More Than a Word (2017) analyzes the history and modern ramifications of Native American cultural appropriation through the lens of sports team names. In particular, the documentary presents the controversial case of the Washington football team and includes interviews with experts and everyday people on both sides of the issue of using a racial slur as a team name. Because the film was released in 2017, it offers a perspective of the time before the lawsuits against Washington’s football team had been settled and before a name change came about.
In order to better understand the historical context of the use of indigenous references in sports, whether derogatory or not, the film screening will be accompanied by a brief introduction and a follow-up Q&A session with Professor of American Studies Volker Depkat of the University of Regensburg.
This film screening and brief lecture is free for students and teachers at Bavarian schools. Participation is encouraged for the "Oberstufe" and motivated English learners in grades 10 through 13.
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