Video You MUST Watch: The Medicine Game


For six years, filmmaker Lukas Korver documented the Thompson family, and their relationship with the game of lacrosse. What emerged from over a half of a decade of work is the documentary, “The Medicine Game“, and it’s a breathtaking look at the sport of lacrosse as it is played by those who hold it dearest.

Check out the trailer below, and then head over to the Native American Public Telecommunications site, to see a longer cut of the full video. You’ll be very glad you did.

After watching, you start to understand (if you didn’t before) how lacrosse is so much more than a game, or even a lifestyle… for some, lacrosse is simply intertwined with life on an elemental basis. The two things are one and the same.

For viewing guides as to when the full movie will air on television, contact you local PBS.


  1. Looks great.  However, MPT (PBS in MD) is not planning on showing it. 

    “Thanks for contacting member supported MPT.
    We appreciate hearing from you. I have checked the MPT programming
    schedule and this program has not been broadcast on MPT or PBS recently.
    It looks like this program may have been aired on select PBS stations
    back in 2011, but there are no indications that MPT has aired it in the
    past, or has any plans to air it in the future.


    Loren Johnson

    Maryland Public Television”