The Navajo Nation Museum, Providence Pictures and New Mexico PBS (NMPBS) host a special premiere screening of the Navajo Dub Version of the classic Western film "A Fistful of Dollars" on Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) at the KiMo Theatre located at 423 Central Ave., N.W. The screening is free and open to the public, however, registration is required and is first-come-first-served.

This movie is the latest motion picture to be dubbed in the Navajo language by the Navajo Nation Museum. It was part of an effort, led by Museum Director Manny Wheeler, to bring better awareness of Navajo language preservation to Navajo people and the broader public. When he brought the idea to MGM, they offered their full support to make this project a reality. Wheeler worked with an all-Navajo group of translators and voice actors who capture the heart and the essence of characters including the “Man with No Name”, infamously portrayed in the film by Clint Eastwood. It is sure to be enjoyed by Navajo-speakers and non-Navajo speakers alike.

This celebration and screening will be captured by a film crew from Providence Pictures and featured in Season 2 of the PBS series Native America. Four new hour-long episodes slated to premiere in 2023 will build on the foundation of the acclaimed original series, which premiered in 2018 and tied the history of some of the world’s greatest civilizations to thriving communities today.

Native America Season 2 presents stories that seek to elevate contemporary Indigenous voices and highlight the accomplishments of America’s Native communities. It is a chance for both the cast and the attendees to see themselves on national TV. Funding for Native America Season 2 was provided by Anne Ray Foundation.