Celebrate Native American Heritage Month by viewing two films about Native American women courtesy of the Chickasaw Nation! Register for one or both!
Showing Nov. 3:
“Pearl” (2010) is a one-hour, 46-minute film set in 1920s rural Oklahoma. “Pearl” is based on the remarkable true story of Chickasaw aviatrix, Pearl Carter Scott, the youngest licensed pilot in American history. Mentored by world-renowned aviator Wiley Post, Pearl first pilots a plane at the age of 12 and becomes a commercial pilot and local celebrity before she reaches adulthood. As she finds love and becomes a wife and mother, her two greatest passions collide.
Showing Nov. 28:
“Bearer of the Morning: The Life of Te Ata Thompson Fisher” (2018) is a 54-minute documentary highlighting Te Ata’s extraordinary life as a Chickasaw woman. Her talent and passion opened the eyes and hearts of the world to First American culture. The documentary details how Te Ata transcended cultural and racial barriers to create a lasting legacy during a career that spanned more than 60 years.