Posted on Thursday, October 25, 2012
Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Salter and Jordan Printup '13 recently had a review of the movie "Crooked Arrows" published in the Journal of Religion and Film. Starring Hobart alum Tyler Hill '10, the movie captures the significance of lacrosse in the Native American culture.
Printup, an active member of the Native American Student Association, related to the film on a personal level, which he explains made writing the review that much more rewarding.
"Growing up on a reservation in New York State, I've played a lot of lacrosse and watched a lot of lacrosse," he says. "Above all, however, I learned the spiritual aspect of the game and that is what made working on this project personal for me."
Salter has extensive experience writing reviews. A 1986 graduate of Hobart College, he received a bachelor's degree in political science. He went on to receive a master's degree in religious studies from the University of Chicago, where he later earned a Ph.D.
Printup is a religious studies major with a double minor in anthropology and Holocaust studies.
In reflecting on the experience of working with Salter, Printup notes, "He is a brilliant professor and amazing to work with. It was very rewarding and I would do it again in a heartbeat."
Their movie review of Crooked Arrows is available online.