Sun, Oct 15|
Award-Winning Documentary Film, "We Are the Warriors"
"A small Maine town decides the fate of its American Indian mascot after facing public allegations of racist behavior at a high school football game." Introduced by Wells High School Alumni & Directors!
Time & Location
Oct 15, 2023, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Leavitt Theatre, One, 259 Main St, Ogunquit, ME 03907, USA
About the event
"As the harmful phenomenon of Native American mascots continues to be challenged nationally, public school systems everywhere are addressing their own use of Indigenous team names, icons, and imagery. We Are the Warriors is a documentary following residents of Wells, Maine, as they take on this polarizing issue after facing public allegations that Warriors football fans mocked Indigenous culture.
We are the Warriors reveals how difficult conversations about identity and history are key to addressing Native American mascots. The film’s Co-Directors, both graduates of Wells High School, capture the evolving opinions of community members as, after months of informed consideration, the decision to retire the mascot is eventually reached. Awarded the 2023 Maine International Film Festival’s Tourmaline Prize for best feature made in Maine."
Doors open at 5pm
Film is introduced by Wells High School alumni & directors at 5:10
Film screens 5:20-6:30
Free Admission. Donations kindly considered
Dinner & Drinks will be fully available to order in the auditorium during the film!
Seats are all first-come, first-served
Tickets for this event are FREE Seats are first-come, first-served We advise to arrive promptly at 5pm, as directors introduce the film at 5:10 and screening begins at 5:20 In lieu of admission fee, donations are kindly considered$0.00Sale ended