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Title The Cherokee Word for Water.

Publication Info. Kamama Films , 2013.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.

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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (102 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Playing Time 014123
Note Title from title frames.
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Performer Kimberly Guerrero, Mo Brings Plenty, Steve Reevis, Darryl Tonemah, Zahn McClarnon, Deanna Dunagan, Wilma Mankiller, Gloria Steinem, Kristian Kiehl, Charlie Soap
Event Originally produced by Kamama Films in 2013.
Summary Based on the true story of the Bell Waterline Project, THE CHEROKEE WORD FOR WATER shares the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of "gadugi "- working together to solve a problem.. Set in the early 1980s, the film begins in the homes of a small town in rural Oklahoma where many houses lack running water and others are little more than shacks. Told from the perspective of Wilma Mankiller and full-blood Cherokee organizer Charlie Soap, these leaders 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.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Motion pictures.
Race relations.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Added Author Kelly, Tim, filmmaker.
Soap, Charlie, filmmaker.
Kamama Films (Firm),. Distributor.
Kanopy (Firm) Distributor.
Music No. 1523674 Kanopy
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