True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
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Directed by:Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
Released: 2019 (educational)
Year of Production: 2002
Running Time: 60 min
Subtitle Options: English Closed Captions
Subjects: Multicultural Studies, American Studies
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.
PBS/ITVS Award-Winning Documentary
About the filmmaker
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl, Director, and Producer of MANKILLER is of Cherokee ancestry and the owner/founder of Red-Horse Native Productions, Inc. Red-Horse Mohl and her company have become the preeminent collaborator with American Indian tribal nations to bring important Native stories accurately and respectfully to the screen. Valerie’s body of work spans over two decades of film and television content creation and production; always providing insightful, sensitive and unique perspectives for both the historical and contemporary indigenous story.