A week or so ago, in a state very, very close (just kitty-corner to Colorado), Todd and Beth went by this, Close-up of Sleeping Ute Mountainand then we stopped at Window Rock at the memorial for the Code TalkersWindow Rock with Code Talker statue, Arizona, July 2013and thought about World War II, and then we saw this. Todd and Beth in front of Navajo Star Wars sign, Arizona, July 2013And then we sat in a rodeo arena and saw thisStar Wars Navajo opening scroll, Window Rock, Arizona, July 2013on a specially built screen.

Imagine that only about 400,000 people in the entire world spoke English and you had never seen a movie in English. And then one day someone dubbed a famous movie into English. Think how happy you would feel. There was such joy in that arena.

I guess it was a good translation.

The Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona, arranged to have Star Wars dubbed into Navajo. Here is a link to the casting call in May.

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  1. Linda Weber July 17, 2013 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Thanks for this, Beth. It’s so full of hope and happiness. It’s heartwarming and also about time.

  2. Ellen Nordberg July 17, 2013 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Love this Beth! The images are great!

  3. Gail Storey July 17, 2013 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    This is really wild, Beth, and so encouraging! Thanks for sharing it with us, along with your stellar photos.

  4. Jody Berman July 18, 2013 at 9:01 am - Reply

    Most interesting! The press release from the Navajo Times (http://navajotimes.com/entertainment/2013/0413/041913sta.php) about preserving the Navaho language through films is moving. Thanks for sharing this, Beth.

  5. Beth Partin July 18, 2013 at 1:23 pm - Reply

    Gail, it was wild! Todd is a fan of Star Wars, so he loved it. It was interesting to watch the characters speaking another language—I paid a lot more attention to what they were doing with their faces and body language.

    Thank you all so much for commenting!

  6. reodwyn July 26, 2013 at 2:28 pm - Reply

    Love the pictures!

  7. Beth Partin August 5, 2013 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Ivona!

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