Oklahoma Movie Up For Top Native American Film Prize

Nov 5, 2013

An Oklahoma-based film is up for several awards at a film festival celebrating Native Americans.

A still from the movie, "The Cherokee Word for Water."

"The Cherokee Word for Water" is one of several films nominated at the 10th annual Red Nation Film Festival and Awards Show. The festival honors individuals or groups supporting Native Americans through film, television or network productions. The film has earned a nomination for best picture.

Mo Brings Plenty has been nominated as outstanding actor while Kimberly Norris Guerrero is up for outstanding actress. Steve Reevis and Deanna Dungan nominated for supporting actor roles, while Tim Kelly and Charlie Soap nominated for directing. Winners will be announced Nov. 11.

"The Cherokee Word for Water" chronicles the role future Chief Wilma Mankiller played in building a waterline to a remote area of the Cherokee Nation.



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