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The Cherokee Word for Water (2013)

 -  Drama  -  2013 (USA)
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The work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

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Wilma Mankiller
Moses Brings Plenty ...
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Johnson Soap
Darryl Tonemah ...
Chief Ross Swimmer
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Deputy Jackson
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Irene Mankiller
Kaylea Dreadfulwater ...
Felicia
Jamie Hair ...
Gina
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Curly
Jeff Anderson ...
Don Musgrove
Oren Lyons ...
Judge / Grandpa
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Charlie's Boss
Levi Mullen ...
Costner
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Frank
Cassie Self ...
Lisa
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Set in the early 1980s, The Cherokee Word for Water begins in the homes of a small town in rural Oklahoma where many houses lack running water and others are little more than shacks. The movie is told from the perspective of Wilma Mankiller and full-blood Cherokee organizer Charlie Soap who join forces to battle opposition and build a 16-mile waterline system using a community of volunteers. In the process, they inspire the townspeople to trust each other, to trust their way of thinking, and to spark a reawakening of the universal indigenous values of reciprocity and interconnectedness. This project also inspired a self-help movement in Indian Country that continues to this day. The movie is dedicated to Wilma Mankiller's vision, compassion and incredible grace. Written by PP

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Never underestimate the power of a community.

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some language
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When Charlie Soap recited his personal heroes several years ago, his wife Wilma was at the top of the list, stating "Wilma's a hard worker and she is very sharp, but most of all she is a caring person. It is that quality of Wilma's that has made a real difference for the Cherokees." See more »

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