True Whispers: The Story Of The Navajo Code Talkers

Item No: 32166

$ 30.00

  • Exploring the personal and heartfelt story of the Navajo Code Talkers, this program tells the stories of the young Navajo men recruited from harsh government boarding schools into the Marines during World War II. From 1942-1945, the Code Talkers devised an unbreakable code in their native language and transmitted vital messages in the midst of combat against the Japanese.

    • Format: DVD
    • Producer: Valerie Red-Horse
    • Studio: Independent Television Service
    • Release Date: 2002
    • Run Time: 60 minutes
  • Valerie Red-Horse is an actress and filmmaker of Cherokee/Sioux heritage. She is the founder, president, and owner of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc., a company specializing in motion picture and television production.
  • True Whispers explores the complex story of the Code Talkers from the Indian point of view and reveals the pivotal role they played in helping the U.S. Military forces in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Shot on location on the Navajo Reservation in remote parts of Arizona and New Mexico as well as in Washington D.C., and San Francisco, the film is written, produced and directed by Valerie Red-Horse and produced by Gale Anne Hurd in association with the Independent Television Service.
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