DOCUMENTARY / Runtime: 73 min. / LOCAL TIES
Directed by VALERIE RED-HORSE MOHL
SYNOPSIS: In 1985, Wilma Mankiller was elected the first female Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. This is the story of her ascent through hardships, defying the odds and overcoming rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as a groundbreaking American leader. Through rare interviews and archival footage, MANKILLER weaves an account of the life of a Chief and the transformation of her nation, and explores the legacy of the formidable Wilma Mankiller.