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Mankiller (2017)

An in-depth look at the life and work of Cherokee Nation chief, Wilma Mankiller.

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Valerie Red-Horse (as Valerie Red-Horse Mohl)
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The work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Directors: Tim Kelly, Charlie Soap
Stars: Kimberly Guerrero, Mo Brings Plenty, Steve Reevis
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Credited cast:
Chris Carlsson Chris Carlsson ... Himself
Mark Warren Downing Mark Warren Downing ... Himself
Melissa Gower Melissa Gower ... Herself
Ralph Keen II Ralph Keen II ... Himself
Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz Roxanne Dunbar Ortiz ... Herself
Ira Phillips Ira Phillips ... Himself
Pat Ragsdale Pat Ragsdale ... Himself
Mary Jean Robertson Mary Jean Robertson ... Herself
Mary L. Smith Mary L. Smith ... Herself
Gloria Steinem ... Herself
Ernie Stevens Jr. Ernie Stevens Jr. ... Himself
Kimberly Teehee Kimberly Teehee ... Herself
Candessa Tehee Candessa Tehee ... Herself
Philip H. Viles Philip H. Viles ... Himself
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In 1985, with her people feeling deeply disenfranchised by the US government, Wilma Mankiller took office as the Cherokee Nation's first female principal chief. Having relocated from Oklahoma to San Francisco earlier in her life, Mankiller worked with the Black Panthers and the Alcatraz occupation movement, eventually bringing the passion and experience she gained in those movements back to her people. During her decade-long tenure as principal chief and beyond, Mankiller's leadership enabled the Cherokee Nation to become one of the most economically and culturally successful tribes in America. Through rare archival footage and interviews with activists including Gloria Steinem, as well as with Mankiller herself, veteran filmmaker Valerie Red-Horse and executive producer Gale Anne Hurd present a portrait of a composed and assured leader who persevered through devastating personal setbacks to become one of the greatest activist leaders in American history.

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USA

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English

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19 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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