Closing Night Film
SPIRIT GAME PRIDE OF A NATION
DIRECTOR PETER SPIRER | PETER BAXTER
DOCUMENTARY • 112 MINUTES • USA
The documentary 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. Spirit Game Pride of a Nation is More than a Game.
The Iroquois Confederacy, known more traditionally as the Haudenosaunee, was given the game of Lacrosse as a gift from the Creator. It is central to their heritage. Lacrosse was believed to be a “Medicine Game” that was played for healing and strengthening the mind, body and spirit of the players.
IN PERSON Following screening: Q & A with Oren Lyons Faith Keeper of the Turtle Clan of the Seneca Nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, Gayle Anne Kelly (Executive Producer), Peter Spirer (Co-Director), Peter Baxter (Co-Director), Steven Newcomb (Shawnee, Lenape) is co-founder and co-director of the Indigenous Law Institute, and author of the best-selling book Pagans in the Promised Land: Decoding the Doctrine of Christian Discovery (Fulcrum, 2008). Special guests TBA.
Cast Faithkeeper Oren Lyons, Betty Lyons, Vice President Al Gore, Jim Brown
Director Peter Baxter | Peter Spirer
Producers Christopher Brewster | Peter Spirer
Composers Marcus Boeltz | Joanne Shenandoah
Cinematographer Alex Rappoprt | Buddy Thomas
Editor Joel Rutkowski