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Thursday, October 18, 2018
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AMIMIFF: MANKILLER
(NR) 74min 2017
May 18 - 21, Fri 5/18 7pm Sun 5/20 5pm
Wilma Mankiller, the first woman elected Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, is omitted from most history books despite ranking among revolutionary leaders like Harriet Tubman or Eleanor Roosevelt. She was an activist and a champion to a nation – and it’s time the world remembers her name. This empowering portrait uses rare archival footage to celebrate a leader who defied all odds to make a difference for her people, especially during a time when American Indians found themselves disenfranchised and undervalued by the United States at large. She was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1995.