Playground of the native son
2013 / 56 min / united states
There was an All-Native American Professional Football team in Oklahoma during the 1920's and early '30's. Consisting entirely of Native blood to form a team called 'The Hominy Indians'. Twenty-two different tribes were represented, some played for one game, some for years. Founded and financed by two Osage brothers, Ira and Otto Hamilton. They had a 22 game winning streak and had the chance of a lifetime to play against the World Champions, the New York Giants, in 1927. John Levi, was their star player and then coach. Jim Thorpe called him the greatest athlete he had ever seen. What happens during the pre-game speech by the Coach to inspire this team to dig deep is a speech so motivating that it will be used in locker rooms for generations to come. This is their story.
Screening Saturday, April 6 3:45 pm
Michael Nash is a filmmaker and television producer who was recently an honored recipient of the Social Change Global Institute Filmmaker of the Year Award. MovieMaker Magazine named Nash one of the "Top 10 MovieMakers Of The Planet" (2010) along with Davis Guggenheim, Morgan Freeman, Don Cheadle and Louie Psihoyus. Nash has also won Senator Boxer's Conservation Champion Award and the Neiman Marcus Environmental Visions Filmmaker Award. Nash is currently finishing work on two documentaries, HomeBase and LIfe Is A Movie(2016). Nash's multi-award winning Climate Refugees(2010) premiered at Sundance Film Festival and was the only film screened by the United Nations at the recent IIEA Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and Davos for world leaders and policymakers. Climate Refugees had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, and was noted by Robert Redford in the NY Times "as an agent for social change."