NYC PREMIERE 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. Mankiller tells the story of this guardian of Cherokee heritage and unsung American heroine.
Director: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
Producer: Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Charlie Soap, Kristi Kiehl, Stacy Mahoney
Cinematographer: Tarin Anderson, Josh Mayes, Curt Mohl, David Aubrey, Robert Swanson, Corey Soap, Ernie Stevens III
Editor: Ken Schneider, Joe LaMatti, Lisa LaMatti
Music: Jesse Friedman, Tyler Strickland
Language: English, Cherokee