Magic of Cinema Presents Film in Honor of International Women's Day

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, 2017, Magic of Cinema and the Peninsula College House of Learning Longhouse will screen The Cherokee Word for Water. This feature length film tells the story of Wilma Mankiller, the first modern female chief of the Cherokee Nation. Set in the 1980s, the film highlights the struggle for, and ultimate success of, a rural Cherokee community to bring running water into families’ homes using the traditional concept of gadugi—working together to solve a problem.

The screening will begin at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, March 8, in the Longhouse. 

More information about the film can also be found at its website, 

The event is free and open to the public, but donations are accepted. For more information, contact Dr. Helen Lovejoy at