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Navajo Star Wars

Experience Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope like never before! The first-ever major motion picture to be dubbed into the Navajo language—a joint venture between the Navajo Nation Museum, Lucasfilm Ltd., 20th Century Fox and Deluxe—makes its Canadian debut at TIFF Bell Lightbox with this special free screening. Impressed, you will be.

This event is Free. Tickets can be reserved in advance in person or over the phone, and must be picked up from the box office at least 15 minutes before the start of the screening. Two tickets per person.

This screening is eligible for our Rush policy. Please be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the screening. If the event goes Off Sale, we will sell tickets to the Rush line 10 minutes before the start of the screening.

The first-ever major motion picture to be dubbed into the Navajo language—a joint venture between the Navajo Nation Museum, Lucasfilm Ltd., 20th Century Fox and Deluxe—makes its Canadian debut at TIFF Bell Lightbox with this special free screening. Transformed by the Navajo language, A New Hope gains new resonance in its original nods to Indigenous culture (“The Force”) and story of resistance to a colonial power. As the loss of Indigenous languages continues to be a major cultural concern, Navajo Star Wars reminds us of their vibrancy and relevance. 

Check out the winner of our Navajo Star Wars video contest!

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Navajo Star Wars

Navajo Star Wars

Experience Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope like never before! The first-ever major motion picture to be dubbed into the Navajo language—a joint venture between the Navajo Nation Museum, Lucasfilm Ltd., 20th Century Fox and Deluxe—makes its Canadian debut at TIFF Bell Lightbox with this special free screening. Impressed, you will be.


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With Special Guest: Manuelito Wheeler

Manuelito Wheeler

Born and raised on the Navajo Nation, Manuelito Wheeler is currently the Director of the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, AZ. Since taking this position in 2008 he has worked with staff to see the completion of numerous traditional museum exhibits as well as creating innovative projects which influence and preserve Navajo culture.
Photo: Don Janes

With Special Guest: Michael Kohn

Michael Kohn

Michael Kohn has worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years. He currently oversees Worldwide Distribution Operations for Lucasfilm properties including the Star Wars saga, the Indiana Jones franchise and the Emmy Award-winning TV show Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Prior to his career at Lucasfilm, Kohn was at Dreamworks where he worked on localizing a variety of films including American Beauty, Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind, all of which won the Academy Award for Best Picture.