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A Thousand Voices: Native Women Correct History, Reclaim Their Power

"Imagine always believing that men and women were equal." That's precisely what a documentary airing on PBS New Mexico February 19 will discuss.
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"Imagine always believing that men and women were equal," reads a portion of the trailer for a documentary by Silver Bullet Productions. It's a concept Native American women are reclaiming in a the documentary A Thousand Voices

Strong tribal women lead viewers through the history of the invasions of the American Southwest while also explaining how those invasions changed their roles as women. A Thousand Voices, a documentary by Silver Bullet Productions, a nonprofit educational film company based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will be shown on local New Mexico PBS stations at 7 p.m. MST today, February 19.

The women in the movie will talk about boarding schools, the reaffirmation of beauty, strength, and sustaining culture and languages of New Mexican tribes.

“Each woman tells a story deeply rooted to her culture… and the ‘thousand voices’ that precede her. This eye-opening film shatters stereotypes and features interviews with women from the Navajo Nation, Mescalero Apache Tribe, Jicarilla Apache Tribe, Kiowa Tribe, Pueblo de Cochiti, Ohkay Owingeh, and Pueblos of Acoma, Laguna, Jemez, Santo Domingo, Pojoaque, Santa Clara, Taos, Nambe, and San Ildefonso,” says a press release from Silver Bullet.

Watch the trailer for the movie below: