ArtCentral Film Festival - "More Than a Word"

Black Hills State University, Spearfish, SD Category: Movies, Film


The Matthews and Black Hills State University, through the work of ArtCentral, hosts the first ArtCentral Film Festival of 2018. Four films, one per month, are offered from Jan. 21 through April 12, 2018. All films are free and open to the public. The first three films will be screened in The Matthews’ theater, while the final film will be shown at BHSU’s Jonas Hall, Room 305.

Following each film, the co-hosting organization will help facilitate a discussion about ideas presented in the film. Co-hosts for films are organizations in the Spearfish community. They will help people talk about how these issues relate to the community. 

"More Than a Word" will show at Black Hills State University Jonas Hall, Room 305 on April 12, 2018 at 6:30 pm.

Directors:  John and Kenn Little NR 1h 10 minutes  2017

CoHost: BHSU Center for American Indian Studies  “More Than A Word” analyzes the Washington DC professional football team and their use of the derogatory term “R*dskins.” Using interviews from both those in favor of changing the name and those against, “More Than A Word” presents a deeper analysis of the many issues surrounding the Washington team name. The documentary also examines the history of Native American cultural appropriation.


The ArtCentral Film Festival is FREE to the Public.