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‘The Force Is With Our People’ Examines Influence of ‘Star Wars’ on Contemporary Native Artists

Ast’a ho nii yee holoodo.” May the Force be with you.” Years were spent bringing Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope, the original Star Wars movie, to an audience of Diné (Navajo) people in their native language. Five translators were required for the script. More than 250 voice actors auditioned for the roles of Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and the rest. Recording sessions and overdubbing. Not to mention the sizable legal chore of having Lucasfilm Ltd. sign off on the project.

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1/12/2020

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