Keepers of the Game

Keepers of the Game

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KEEPERS OF THE GAME focuses on the sport of lacrosse, which is considered a sacred game in the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory, where it was invented. There are many in the community who believe that it's "the creator's game" and, as such, is "just for men." Because of these traditions and beliefs, controversy ensues when a group of Native American teenage girls attending the public high school just outside the reservation want to start a girls' lacrosse team. The obstacles of the inherent sexism in the community is further compounded by the fact that the school district's budget cuts prevent funding for any new athletic teams, to say nothing of the inherent racism of the surrounding area (upstate New York, where their crosstown rival mascot is a caricature of a Native American).
Starring Tsieboo Herne, Marcella Thomas, Jacelyn Lazore
Director Judd Ehrlich