The Creator's Game: The Quest for Gold and the Fight for Nationhood

Candace Maracle

Canada, Civil Rights Documentary, 2011
43 min, HDCAM, Color
English, Onandaga with English subtitles


In 2010, the Iroquois Nationals lacrosse team faced two battles, the world championships on the field and the pursuit of self-determination in the world. The team was stranded for days in New York City while they awaited clearance from officials so they could compete in the world championships. The Haudenosaunee passports, a symbol of the nation's sovereignty, were refused by England. Canadian and American officials offered the team expedited passports, which the team declined. They chose to forfeit the championship. Determined to be recognized as a sovereign nation, this timely documentary then follows the team on their quest for the 2011 FIL medal in Prague. The Creator's Game won the Documentary Pitch Prize at imagineNATIVE.


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Candace_MaracleCandace Maracle (Mohawk) of the Bay of Quinte from Tyendinaga, is currently completing her Master's in Journalism at Ryerson University. She has interned at CBC Radio's "The Current" and produced a piece on Nisga'a private property ownership. She is currently working as a reporter/correspondent with APTN's National News.





Producer: Candace Maracle
Screenwriter: Candace Maracle
Cinematographer: Candace Maracle
Editor: Candace Maracle
Sound Design: Cam Hill
Music: Cam Hill

Print Source: Kaherawaks Thompson - V Tape, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it



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