Sunday, September 6, 2015

The Cherokee Word for Water - American Indian Top Movie ShowDown (2015)

The movie, The Cherokee Word for Water, has made the final round in the American Indian Top Movie ShowDown (2015). Voting runs from September 5 through September 18, 2015.

Many of us have seen the movie and felt pride knowing it was based on a true story of our people...of our strength...of our determination...and of our sense of community.

From the website:

"The Cherokee Word For Water is a feature-length motion picture inspired by the true story of 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."

In my humble opinion, the movie did more than just tell the story of the Bell Waterline Project. It also showed the American public who we Cherokees are today. We are not stereotypes. We are not mascots. We are not people of the past. We are a diverse, thriving and proud nation of people. Educating the American public about who we are is one of my top priorities. This movie helps do that and now you, my readers, can help do it as well by voting for The Cherokee Word for Water in the American Indian Film Institute's American Indian Top Movie ShowDown.

The #1 film will be shown at the 40th annual American Indian Film Festival, November 6-14, 2015, in San Francisco, California.

Cast your vote to show your support for The Cherokee Word for Water. Share with your friends and family so they can vote and show their support as well. Together, we can put The Cherokee Word for Water in the top 10 and show those who worked on this project how much we appreciate their determination and hard work in making this movie that tells a modern day Cherokee story.

** Click here to go to the website to VOTE **

Those are my thoughts for today.
Thanks for reading.

copyright 2015, Polly's Granddaughter - TCB

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