On TV: MANKILLER

Coming to PBS WNET tomorrow, Saturday, March 24:
MANKILLER

Director:
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl

Premiere:
Los Angeles 2017

Select Festivals:
DOC NYC, Athena, GlobeDocs, Palm Springs, Sedona, Rocky Mountain Women’s, American Indian, Austin, imagineNATIVE, United Nations Association, Mill Valley

About:
A portrait of a pioneering Native American leader.

The film screened as part of DOC NYC, for which our program notes read:
Wilma Mankiller rose from poverty to become the first female chief of the Cherokee nation. After a forced relocation from her native Oklahoma at 10, Wilma developed her activist chops in turbulent 1960s San Francisco, fighting for land rights during the Alcatraz Occupation. Back with her people, she organized around issues of social and economic justice, advocating passionately for Native American self-determination even as she battled rampant sexism, political rivals, and significant health challenges. Valerie Red-Horse Mohl’s engaging film tells the story of this guardian of Cherokee heritage and unsung American heroine.

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