Lacrosse is more than a game — it is a ritual, a medicine, a tradition, a culture, and an identity.
The sport is an original Iroquois game, played to honor the Creator. The Iroquois have a deep relationship with the game and much respect for it. Children are given homemade wooden lacrosse sticks when they’re born — they’re taught to respect the stick, learn about its importance, and cherish it. Continue reading “Importance of Lacrosse to Iroquois Featured in New Documentary”
Artist and filmmaker Natasha Brooks grew up in the rural Pennine Hills of West Yorkshire, England. Brooks and her siblings were usually found playing outdoors with sticks, mud and farm animals. They were also drawn to the nearby rivers and bodies of water, particularly in the summer months. Continue reading “Why This Woman Swims Naked In Welsh Mountain Lakes”
Benjamin Ree doesn’t play chess. In fact, the Norwegian filmmaker finds the game a bit boring.
“For me, watching chess is like watching paint dry,” Ree said.
Continue reading “An Interview with ‘Magnus’ Director Benjamin Ree”
Don’t believe everything you see on the screen — even at a film festival!
The eighth annual Kicking + Screening soccer film festival began with that very message at the Scandinavia House in New York City on Tuesday night. Konspiration 58 (Conspiracy 58) is a Swedish short film that claims the 1958 World Cup in Sweden was all fabricated.
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