FILM // Mankiller
September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm |
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Wilma Mankiller overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first woman Principal Chief in 1985. In 1998, recognizing her impressive achievements, President Bill Clinton awarded her the Medal of Freedom. A stalwart activist for women’s rights, Wilma Mankiller was cited by the organizers of the January 2017 Women’s March on Washington as one of the most important leaders in America’s movement for equality. This thoughtful documentary reminds audiences of the true meaning of servant leadership and serves as a wakeup call to take action for positive change.
Q&A with filmmaker Valerie Red-Horse after the screening moderated by Julia Goodfox, Dean of Natural and Social Sciences at Haskell Indian Nations University.
Valerie Red-Horse is of Cherokee ancestry and the owner/founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc. Valerie’s body of work spans over two decades of film and television content creation and production; always providing insightful, sensitive and unique perspectives for both the historical and contemporary indigenous story. The Company’s premiere feature film, NATURALLY NATIVE, was an official Sundance Festival selection, which Red-Horse wrote, produced, co-directed, starred in and distributed. She followed this with the WWII PBS/ITVS award winning documentary, TRUE WHISPERS: THE STORY OF THE NAVAJO CODE TALKERS, co-produced with Gale Anne Hurd of Valhalla Entertainment.