Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation
WEDNESDAY, JULY 5 AT 7:30PM | FREE ADMISSION
“Part of The Loft Cinema’s Social Justice Summer, a FREE weekly series pairing films exploring important issues with talkbacks led by community experts. Wednesday nights in June and July (kicking off on May 31st) at 7:30pm. All screenings will take place at The Global Justice Center, 225 E. 26th Street, Tucson, AZ, 85713.
Lacrosse originated with the Iroquois, which they call their “medicine game,” and is the lifeblood of their Nation. The Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team is not only among the world’s best, but they are also ambassadors for their Nation’s sovereignty and recognition. In 2015, the Iroquois hosted the World Championships on Native soil for the first time ever, in upstate New York, the capitol of the Iroquois Confederacy. As the Championship Games begin, history, politics and culture all collide on the playing field before the eyes of the world. The inspiring, politically-charged documentary Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation follows the Iroquois Nationals Lacrosse Team on the road and in the games as they compete not only for themselves, but for all their people. Spirit Game: Pride of a Nation is the latest film from Oscar-nominated filmmaker Peter Spirer (Blood Ties: The Life and Work of Sally Mann) and Peter Baxter (I Want to Be an American). (Dir. by Peter Spirer & Peter Baxter, 2017, USA, 102 mins., Not Rated)”