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Te Ata (2016)

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Te Ata set her sights on Broadway and what she thought was her life's dream. Audition after audition she was rejected and began to wonder if she was cut out for the bright lights.

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Te Ata Thompson Fisher
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T.B. Thompson
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Douglas Johnston
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Dr. Clyde Fisher
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Bertie Thompson
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Miss Davis
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Bettie Johnston
Marissa Skell ...
Margaret
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Young Te Ata
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Senator Judd
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White Man
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Te Ata (TAY' AH-TAH) is based on the inspiring, true story of Mary Thompson Fisher, a woman who traversed cultural barriers to become one of the greatest Native American performers of all time. Born in Indian Territory, and raised on the songs and stories of her Chickasaw tribe, Te Ata's journey to find her true calling led her through isolation, discovery, love and a stage career that culminated in performances for a United States president, European royalty and audiences across the world. Yet of all the stories she shared, none are more inspiring than her own.

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Based on the True Story of a Great Native American Herione

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Rated PG for some thematic elements including a brief violent image
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13 October 2017 (USA)  »

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$28,640 (World-wide) (1 October 2017)
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As a child, Te Ata's father told her stories of the Chickasaw people, which instilled in her a great love of storytelling. See more »

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A biopic portraying the highlights of the life of the Native American spokeswoman known as Te Ata
8 March 2017 | by (Washington State, USA) – See all my reviews

This is a very professionally and beautifully filmed movie. We saw it recently at the Native American Film Festival in Palm Springs. Very impressed by the high standards of accuracy and artistry required by the Chickasaw Nation, which funded and produced the film. It deserves distribution to mainstream theaters. Even if it were not a true story, it makes for great entertainment, and then it is doubly wonderful that it is a true story!!


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