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2016 High Falls Film Festival

Te Ata

Directed by Nathan Frankowski

USA / 2016 / Narrative Feature Film / 105 mins / English with English subtitles

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Te Ata

The Little Theatre - #1
Sunday, November 13, 2016 3:15 pm

Description

Storyteller Te Ata was invited to perform at The White House in 1933 for FDR’s first state dinner — an early highlight of a career that spanned six decades. Te Ata earned international fame presenting a unique one-woman show of American Indian heritage and culture to audiences across the United States, Canada, and Europe. Te Ata Thompson Fisher, whose name means “Bearer of the Morning,” was born in 1895 near Emet, Oklahoma, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. She set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life’s dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and Te Ata instead pursued her passion of storytelling. htpp://www.teatamovie.com

 

Click here to watch the “Toward the Rising Sun” music video from the feature film Te Ata

 

The Community Partner for this film is The Friends of Ganondagan.


Director's Bio

imgresDirector Nathan Frankowski is an international director whose work has taken him to more than 30 countries. He’s best known for directing the successful 2008 documentary Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed, which was the highest grossing doc of 2008. “Te Ata’s life rings true in my own desire as a filmmaker. Using the power of story to shine light in the darkness, where unfamiliarity lies,” Frankowski said.


Credits

Writer: Jeannie Barbour, Esther Luttrell

Dates & Times

Te Ata

The Little Theatre - #1
Sunday, November 13, 2016 3:15 pm