It might sound like a revenge drama from the #MeToo movement; in fact “Mankiller,” airing this month on PBS, is anything but.
A documentary directed by Valerie Red-Horse Mohl and produced by “The Walking Dead’s” Gale Anne Hurd, it tells the story of Wilma Mankiller, formerly the principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, who died in 2010. Her name comes from a societal role in the Cherokee tribe, as warrior; occasionally she used the term jokingly to her advantage.
Mankiller broke all the rules as we knew—and, to some extent, still know—them.
A visionary politician and activist with a gentle but determined manner, Mankiller offers a model of female leadership more inspirational than ever. As her friend Gloria Steinem puts it in the movie, “In a just country, she would have been elected president.”
Read the story at Vogue.
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