D: Valerie Red Horse-Mohl | USA | 2017 | 73 min
A hero who bravely fought against injustice, Wilma Mankiller became the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief in 1985 despite widespread sexism. Uniting her community, Wilma’s leadership paved the way for many important initiatives—including improved living conditions and a groundbreaking agreement that gave her Nation control of its own funding and services. This powerful documentary pays tribute to her extraordinary legacy and shares how she overcame numerous challenges with unparalleled passion and strength.
Luminato and Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema co-present a six-film documentary series, Game Changers: Inspiring Women. From international icons to unsung heroes, we celebrate and honour revolutionary women who changed the rules in politics, art, civil rights and beyond.
Co-Presented by Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema