Imagining the Indian
- Official Website
- Sports, Politics, History, Human Rights, and Social Issues
Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting is an award-winning documentary that examines the movement that is ending the use of Native American names, logos, and mascots in the world of sports and beyond. The film details the current uprising against the misappropriation of Native culture in a national reckoning about racial injustice that has succeeded in the removal of Confederate imagery, toppling statues of Christopher Columbus and forcing corporate sponsors of Washington’s NFL team to demand it change its most-offensive name. It examines the origin and proliferation of the words, images, and gestures that many Native people and their allies find offensive. Imagining the Indian explores the impact that stereotyping and marginalization of Native history have had on Native people. It chronicles the long social movement to eliminate mascoting.
- Running time
- 95 minutes
- Lucia Fox Shapiro ... Assistant Editor
- Prod. Co.
- The Ciesla Foundation
- United States
- Years of Production
- Washington DC
- Release year
- DC International, Boston International, Dallas International, Arizona International, Calgary International, Soo Film Festival, California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival, United Nations Association Film Festival
- Best Doc at Boston International Film Festival, Special Jury Award at Arizona International Film Festival, Finalist for Lavine/Ken Burns Prize for Film
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