Oklahoma-produced 'The Cherokee Word for Water' playing at Tulsa, Tahlequah theaters

“The Cherokee Word for Water” focuses on the cultural assets of American Indians and seeks to reshape public perception of them as a people.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: November 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm •  Published: November 30, 2012
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“The Cherokee Word for Water,” a feature film shot in Oklahoma in 2011, premiered at the Tulsa Circle Cinema and the Tahlequah Dream Theater through Dec. 7.

The film was produced with the aid of the Oklahoma Film Enhancement Rebate Program provided by the Oklahoma Film & Music Office.

“The Cherokee Word for Water” chronicles how a Cherokee community used traditional American Indian values of reciprocity and interdependence to rebuild. Set in the early 1980s, the screenplay was inspired by the Bell Waterline Project, which was the subject of national media coverage. This film focuses on the cultural assets of American Indians and seeks to help reshape the public perception of Native people. The film highlights the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

The film will be showing at the Tahlequah Dream Theater and Circle Cinema in Tulsa November 30th through December 7th. Charlie Soap, Mo Brings Plenty and other cast members will speak before the screenings on November 30th at 6 p.m. in Tahlequah and at 8 p.m. in Tulsa.

For more information and show times, go online to cw4w.com.

 


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