Movies That Matter: Mankiller


View this documentary about Wilma Mankiller, the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, and then participate in a post-film discussion with the film's director, Valerie Redhorse.

Date & Time:

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM


Free and Open to the Public


Anderson Student Center, Iversen Hearth Room (ASC 340)

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.

Light refreshments will be served.

This film is sponsored by Student Diversity & Inclusion Services, the Luann Dummer Center for Women and the departments of Women's Studies, Justice and Peace Studies, American Culture & Difference, Political Science, History, Film Studies, and English.

Parking (available for $1/hour after 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Anderson Student Center Parking Garage--visitor parking is available at the Anderson Student Center Parking Garage only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The Anderson Student Center Parking Garage entrance can be accessed from the Anderson Student Center turnaround off of Cretin Avenue.


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