By Nathan (Frankowski)
Working on Te Ata was a vastly rewarding
experience. Not only did I get to meet
and work with the Chickasaw people,
who remain dear friends today, but I was
also able to discover the wonderfully
rich woman, Te Ata.
What attracted me to Te Ata's story was
her sheer will and audacity to follow
her dreams. Not only was she a woman
in the early 1900s, but she was also a
Chickasaw. Through much adversity, she
found a way to do what she was called
to do, tell stories. She used her talents
to tell stories that edify and educate.
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
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