Award-winning Documentary “Mankiller” to Screen at Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Los Angeles

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Celebration

Published October 5, 2018

Free event will also include Q&A with Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd

LOS ANGELES  The award-winning PBS documentary, MANKILLER, about the first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Wilma Mankiller, will screen at the inaugural Indigenous Peoples Day event at Los Angeles City Hall, Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell announced today.

The free screening will take place on Monday, October 8, 1:30 p.m. at Los Angeles City Hall Board of Public Works Chamber, 200 N Spring Street, room 350, Los Angeles, 90012.  It will also include a Q&A with Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead, The Terminator trilogy, Aliens) immediately following the film. The event is free, however tickets are required. See this link for details.

The documentary originally premiered at the Los Angeles Film Festival in 2017.  It is also the recipient of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s ‘Best of Fest’ distinction.

MANKILLER has screened at a number of very prestigious film fests, including DOC NYC, Austin Film Festival, and the Palm Springs International Film Festival.  MANKILLER also went on to win ‘Best Editing’ at UNAFF, the overall ‘Spirit Award’ from the Bozeman Film Festival, and ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at both the Rome International and Tulsa American fests.  MANKILLER has also screened all over the world, from Capitol Hill in D.C., where it was introduced by Rep. Tom Cole (Chickasaw Nation) and Rep. Adam Schiff, as well as Finland, Australia and New Zealand, where it won ‘Best Documentary Feature’ at the Maoriland Film Festival.

Upcoming screenings are scheduled for the Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis and a special screening in Iceland at the Northern Wave Film Festival hosted by the US Embassy.


Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Valhalla Entertainment

Dawn Jackson, Producer


Monday, October 8

1:30 p.m.


Los Angeles City Hall

Board of Public Works Chamber

200 N Spring Street, room 350

Los Angeles, 90012

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