America ReFramed | The Medicine Game
Preview The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation.
Watch on WMHT TV: Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9pm
Airdates on WORLD:
Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 6pm
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 8pm
Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8pm
Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 7pm
The Medicine Game shares the remarkable journey of two brothers from the Onondaga Nation driven by a single goal; to beat the odds and play lacrosse for national powerhouse Syracuse University. The obstacles in their way are frequent and daunting. In their darkest hour, and with their dreams crumbling around them, the boys must look to their family and to their Native teachings for guidance and stability. It is their search for identity that transitions The Medicine Game from a playful coming of age story, into an important study of modern Native American life. The film follows their story over the next six years as they struggle to rebuild their friendship, rescue a fading childhood dream, and gain a more resolute understanding of their identity and culture, both as athletes and the next generation of the Onondaga people.