Park City Film Series
Directed by Peter Spirer and Peter Baxter
Rated Not Rated, 102 min.
$8/ general admission; $7/students and seniors
"Spirit Game" follows The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team on the road as they compete in the 2015 World Box Lacrosse Championships. For the first time ever, the Championship Games were held on an Indian Reservation, in Onondaga in upstate New York, the Capitol of the Iroquois Confederacy. The documentary focuses on the spiritual importance of lacrosse to the Iroquois Confederacy, which is a central part of their heritage and one they consider to be a “medicine game” given to them by the Creator.
Post-film Q&A with director Peter Baxter.
“Though it’s about the sport lacrosse, Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation is not a sports documentary. It's actually about a culture, a nation, a millennia-old worldview, forced colonization, genocide, outdated medieval doctrine and identity."
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