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MANKILLER

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl | United States | 2017 | 73 MIN | Documentary Feature

Saturday 21 October 2017 | 11:15 AM
TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2
International Premiere
Screening as part of MANKILLER

MANKILLER powerfully portrays the impact and determination of the formidable Wilma Mankiller, who defied all odds to emerge as the Cherokee Nation’s first female Principal Chief in 1985. Through the weaving of archives and interviews of the people closest to her, we witness her extraordinary life and passion, including the many challenges she had to face both personally and for her nation. One of Native America’s greatest leaders, Mankiller left a deep legacy that is still felt within the community - and the country - today. At once both a stirring profile of a legendary leader and an engaging portrait of an phenomenal woman, MANKILLER is a remarkable tribute to an unforgettable force of nature.

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Valeri Red-Horse Mohl’s (Cherokee) body of work spans over three decades of film and television content creation and production. A graduate of UCLA’s Theater/Film Program, she has produced, directed and written over a dozen award-winning films and television programs. Valerie is a member of the Directors Guild and Screen Actors Guild and was inducted into the NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) Hall of Fame in 2008. In addition to her entertainment expertise, she is an investment banker serving as owner/founder of Red-Horse Financial Group, Inc.; she has raised/structured over $3 billion in capital for American Indian Tribal Nations.