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Oklahoma City Museum of Art to screen Oklahoma-made film "The Cherokee Word for Water" Wednesday through Saturday

by Brandy McDonnell and Oklahoma City Museum of Art Modified: July 22, 2013 at 10:50 am •  Published: July 22, 2013

A feature-length movie that celebrates the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female chief of the Cherokee Nation will receive six public screenings this week at the Oklahoma City Museum of Art in the Noble Theater, 415 Couch Dr.

Set in the early 1980s, the film begins in rural Oklahoma where many homes lack running water and others are little more than shacks. The story is told from the perspective of Wilma Mankiller, and full-blood Cherokee organizer Charlie Soap, who joined forces to battle opposition and build a 16-mile waterline system using a community of volunteers.

The movie was shot in Tahlequah and screened at the 2013 deadCENTER Film Festival in Oklahoma City.

Screenings are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Total running time is 98 minutes. Rated PG.

General admission is $8, and students and seniors are $6. Advance tickets are available at www.okcmoa.com.

For more information, call 236-3100.

-BAM

by Brandy McDonnell
Entertainment Reporter
Brandy McDonnell, also known by her initials BAM, writes stories and reviews on movies, music, the arts and other aspects of entertainment. She is NewsOK’s top blogger: Her 4-year-old entertainment news blog, BAM’s Blog, has notched more than 1...
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