The Cherokee Word for Water


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The Cherokee Word for Water

  • 2013
  • Directed By: Tim Kelly and Charlie Soap
  • Rated PG
  • Drama
  • 92 Minutes
  1. Monday, April 11, 2016 7:00 p.m.
Image from the film The Cherokee Word for Water
Set in the early 1980s, these true events, which inspired the film, takes place in a small town in rural Oklahoma, where many houses lack running water. The movie is told from the perspective of Wilma Mankiller and Charlie Soap, who join forces 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. (2K DCP Presentation)