From the Chickasaw Nation website: Celebrate National Aviation Day With Famed Chickasaw Female Pilot
Ada, OK - On Aug. 19, Americans will recognize the trailblazers of
flight on National Aviation Day, a day to celebrate the history and
development of aviation. It coincides with the birthday of Orville
Wright who, together with his brother Wilbur, made significant
contributions to powered flight.
Among those early courageous pilots was a Chickasaw woman named Pearl
Carter Scott. She earned her pilot's license at the tender age of 13 in
1928. By 14, she was flying her father to business appointments and
wowing air show audiences with her aerobatic maneuvers all over
The film "Pearl" produced by The Chickasaw Nation,
chronicles those early years in her life. It has garnered many accolades
from audiences and film industry insiders. "Pearl" was named the best
overall film and best Native American film at the 2010 Trail Dance Film
Festival, and was named a "Heartland Film Festival" official selection.
The Dove Foundation awarded "Pearl" four "Doves," giving the film its "Family-Approved Seal" for all ages.
The movie was filmed in Oklahoma City, El Reno, and several locations around historic Guthrie.
"Pearl" features several Chickasaw cast members including: Paden
Brown, a Byng (Okla.) High School student, who plays Arnetta, Pearl's
little sister; Pauline Brown, Chickasaw elder and culture
preservationist, who portrays Widow Harjo; and Paulina Gee, daughter of
Chickasaw Nation Deputy Attorney General Debra Gee.
In honor of National Aviation Day, The Chickasaw Nation is offering
the DVD for $12 and blu-ray at $16 - both 20% off regular purchase price
from Aug. 17-24.
For more information on the film and to order a copy of "Pearl" on DVD or Blu Ray, visit www.PearlTheMovie.net
and click on the "Purchase Pearl DVD" button. Copies also are available
at the Chickasaw Outpost located at 132 W. Main inside the McSwain
Theater in Ada.