Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Cherokee Word For Water

Just received an email containing the below information.  Sounds like an interesting cultural option for the Jackson Metro Area.  

The Cherokee Word For Water.

Hope Enterprise Corporation/Hope Credit Union (HOPE) and the William Winter Institute for Racial Reconciliation are proud to host a viewing and discussion of the feature-length motion picture, "The Cherokee Word for Water" at 6 p.m. on March 18 in Jackson at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium,  201 E. Pascagoula Street.

The Cherokee Word for Water (CW4W) is 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.

After the viewing, the film’s producer Kristina Kiehl and co-director Charlie Soap will discuss the film and answer questions.

A trailer for the film can be viewed at

This event is free and open to the public.

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