Choctaw Code Talkers 1918

The cryptological use of Native American languages as a U.S. military strategy began in France, 1918. Its use helped end two World Wars. Filmed where the battles took place, Our Worlds tells the incredible story of America’s original Code Talkers. Stationed in France in 1918, soldiers from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma communicated tactical messages in their native language across battlefield phone lines, helping to turn the tides of the war. The piece immerses viewers in the presence of Choctaw soldiers fighting in France, presented in XR360º. Note: the use of the Choctaw Language was outlawed in the United States at the time of the war.

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Film Screenings

Credits

Directors:

Kilma Lattin, Catherine Eng

Executive Producer:

Kilma Lattin

Producer:

Kilma Lattin, Catherine Eng

Screenwriter:

Kilma Lattin, Catherine Eng

Cinematographer:

Andrew Gant

Editor:

Nicholas Pittom

Production Designer:

Catherine Eng

Sound Designer:

Dylan Luna (Pala, Cupeño)

Music:

Dylan Luna

Principal Cast:

Bryan Lavato (Pala, Cupeño)

Additional Credits:

Developer: Maximilian Mackh, 360º videographer: Peter van der Wyngaert, Production Assistant: Patrick Berard, Choctaw Speaker 1: Mike Davis (Choctaw), Choctaw Speaker 2: Curtis Billy (Choctaw), French Translator and Narrator: Adrien Rahmati, English Narrator: Catherine Eng, Story Consultant: Judy Allen (Choctaw), Story Consultant: Sarah Elisabeth Sawyer (Choctaw), Choctaw Translations: School of Choctaw Language

Contact

Distributor:

Kilma Lattin
kilma@ourworlds.io

Public Film Contact:

Kilma Lattin
OurWorlds, Inc.
kilma@ourworlds.io
16198876275

Publicity Contact:

Henry Eshelman
heshelman@platformgrp.com
818-687-3664

Details

Primary Entry:
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Year:

2021

Premiere Status:

World Premiere

Genre:

Experimental, History, War

Screening in:

XR Experience Program

Screening Section:

XR Experience Competition

Screening Category:

XR Experience

Country:

Austria, France, United Kingdom, United States

Language:

English

Runtime:

3 mins