The Cherokee Word for Water
The Cherokee Word for Water is a feature-length motion picture that tells the story of the work that led Wilma Mankiller to become the first modern female Chief of the Cherokee Nation. 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.The Cherokee Word for Water featuring Kimberly Guerrero and Mo J. is streaming with subscription on Kanopy, and available for rent or purchase on iTunes. It's a drama and family movie with a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (57 votes).
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Available to stream on a subscription service (Kanopy).
Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 1 service (iTunes).
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#971 Ranked in Based On True Story Movies
#4256 Ranked in Movies on Kanopy
#22844 Ranked in Drama Movies
The Cherokee Word for Water has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.0 (57 votes). The movie is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.