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Imagining the Indian: The Fight Against Native American Mascoting

Aviva Kempner
Ben West
United States, 2022, 95 min.

In English.
Includes violence and adult language.

AIFF Award Winner:
Special Jury Award tor Activist Filmmaking

Imagining the Indian is a comprehensive examination of the movement to eradicate the words, images, and gestures that many Native Americans and their allies find demeaning and offensive. The film takes a deep dive into the issues through archival footage and interviews with those involved in the fight. The psychological research is clear: the use of Native American mascots is detrimental, not only to Native people, but to marginalized groups everywhere.

Category: Documentary, Award Winner.
Themes: Native American, Sports.

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