A look back at 2013!

Happy New Year!

2013 was a great year for The Cherokee Word For Water! We have had over 40 successful screenings across the country. All of us with The Cherokee Word For Water appreciate all of the support, shared posts, tweets, retweets and kinda words. We could not have done it without you! 

We have started scheduling our screenings for 2014. The Cherokee Word For Water will be doing theatrical and educational screenings through 2014. By continuing to do theatrical screenings the movie expands it's audiences and shows retailers that there is a market for this film. It is important to show the large retailers good theatrical attendance before they are willing to put the DVDs on their shelves. 

The Cherokee Word For Water is scheduled to release in Fall 2014. We are in the process of creating a short introduction video for the DVD and will then move into the manufacturing of the DVD. We are planning to provide the DVD for sale on as well as larger retail stores. We will keep you posted on the progress!


Some of the places we screened in 2013:

Film Premiere Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame - Tulsa, OK

Circle Cinema - Tulsa, OK

Bell School - Bell, OK

OKMOA - Oklahoma City, OK

DeadCenter Film Festival – Oklahoma City, OK

Dream Theater- Tahlequah, OK

Chickasaw Cultural Center Sulphur, OK

Theater - Stillwell, OK

Theaters - Dallas, TX

Theater- Odessa, TX

Bob Bullock Museum - Austin, TX

Theaters - Santa Fe, NM

Theaters - Albuquerque, NM

Theaters  - Chicago, IL

Red Nation Film Fest - Los Angeles, CA

International Friendship House SF - San Francisco, CA

Theater - Palo Alto, CA

Intertribal Friendship House - Oakland, CA

Theater - Anaheim, CA

Lincoln Center (AAIA) - New York City, NY

US Capitol - Washington DC

CFED – Washington, DC

Nora’s – Washington, DC

Virginia Beach Film Fest – Virginia Beach, VA




American Indian Film Festival Nominates the CW4W

We are very proud to announce that the American Indian Film Festival held in San Francisco, CA has nominated CW4W in three categories:

Best Actor: Moses Brings Plenty

Best Actress: Kimberly Norris Guerrero

Best Supporting Actor: Steve Reevis

Good luck! 

San Francisco, CA - Delancy Street Theatre 

Saturday, November 2nd (American Indian Film Festival)


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Red Nation Film Festival Nominates CW4W

CW4W is happy to congratulate our nominees of the 10th Red Nation Film Festival held in Los Angeles, CA. The nomination categories are:

Outstanding Actor in the Leading Role:

Moses Brings Plenty

Outstanding Actress in the Leading Role:

Kimberly Guerrero

Outstanding Actor in Supporting Role:

Steve Reevis

Outstanding Actress in Supporting Role:

Deanna Dunagan  

Best Director

Tim Kelly & Charlie Soap

Best Picture

The Cherokee Word for Water

 To attend the screening in LA:

Los Angeles, CA Beverly Hills Music Hall (Red Nation Film Festival)

 Sunday, November 10th at 7:30pm -Studded Red is Green Carpet Gala

Address: 5240 Lankershim Blvd. Laemmle Theatre. NoHo Arts District
($13.00 General). 

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New Mexico Screenings!

 A special thanks goes to Greer McSpadden for hosting us in Santa Fe and the AIAI students that helped!

Thank you to all of you that packed the house in Santa Fe and in Albuquerque New Mexico in this past week! We appreciate you your support and want to keep hearing from you.




Kimberly Guerrero and Darryl Tonemah, Oklahoma natives, returns to perform in the play Silver of a Full Moon to be staged at the National Congress of American Indian's Annual Convention, October 14th 7:30pm at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame

Sliver of a Full Moon is a portrayal of resistance and celebration. It is the story of a movement that restored the authority of Indian tribes over non-Indian abusers to protect women on tribal lands.

October 14th, Columbus Day, The National Indigenous Women's Resource Center "NIWRC" will sponsor the Oklahoma premiere of Silver of a Full Moon. For more information on tickets please go to:





CW4W would like to thank graphic artist Miguel Rosero with MR Design Studio for all of his efforts to make such a wonderful movie poster for the film! 




Washington DC Screenings


 On March 3rd producers Charlie Soap and Kristina Kiehl as well as cast members Mo Brings Plenty and Kim Guerrero set of for Washington D.C. to premiere The Cherokee Word for Water. Our first screening of the trip took place at Restaurant Nora, which holds the prestigious title of America’s First Certified Organic Restaurant. We had a fantastic dinner with some very good friends and many stories were shared about our dear friend Wilma Mankiller. After dinner the movie was shown up stairs and we visited with our guests till late into the night. We then headed back to the hotel to get some sleep in preparation for the busy day that awaited us.


Our first screening on March 4th took place with some good friends at CFED, which is a multi-faceted organization that works to create economic opportunity. The organization admired Wilma Mankiller and her hard work. There is even a meeting room named in her honor. The screening was very successful and was well received by the staff.


From there we headed to the National Museum of the American Indian for a short preview of the movie, which was followed by a full screening later that night. It was interesting that while the movie Cherokee Word for Water tells the story of people coming together, a banner on the wall of the museum read “community”.

Our final screening took place in the North Orientation Theater located in the United States Capitol Building. Following the movie, there was a reception where we enjoyed visiting with all who attended. Overall it was a great trip seeing old friends, making new ones, and sharing The Cherokee Word for Water with the people of Washington D.C. We look forward to sharing our movie with the rest of the world soon!       

Be sure to check our Facebook, Twitter, and website for future updates about the movie. Wado.




The CW4W Heads To Washington DC

In celebration of Women's History Month, Charlie Soap and Kristina Keihl, the films producers, take The Cherokee Word For Water to Washington D.C. March 3rd-5th. Joining them in D.C., actress Kimberly Guerrero who plays Wilma Mankiller in the movie and actor Mo Brings Plenty who play Charlie Soap.

Sunday, March 3rd, the film will be screening to an intimate group of 50 people at Nora restaurant. Monday, March 4th there will be a reception for the film. Following the reception, The Cherokee Word For Water will be screening at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in the Orientation Room North at 7:00.



CW4W Premier Dates!

The Cherokee Word for Water will premiere in Tulsa, Oklahoma November 29, 2012 at the Jazz Hall of Fame. The following week it will be at the Circle Theatre in Tulsa and the Dream Theatre in Tahlequah, Oklahoma.

To view a behind the scenes video on Cherokee Word for Water

To view a background video on Cherokee Word for Water