Star Wars dubbed into Navajo

For the first-ever time, the Navajo dub of Star Wars will be given a public, off-nation screening. The event is at the National Museum of the American Indian in DC on November 1 (and it's a costume event!).

This Washington DC premiere will be one of 11 venues across the country for this much-awaited film, “Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope,” dubbed in the Navajo language and with English subtitles. This version of the movie has only been shown on or near the Navajo Nation. The excitement over the initial release this past summer has carried across the country. The Navajo Nation Museum took the lead on this venture and then Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, and Deluxe joined the effort to help audiences experience the film in the Navajo language. Dress as your favorite character and win prizes! Cuisine from the Mitsitam Cafe available for purchase from 5 to 6:30 pm.

Navajo-dubbed "Star Wars" Kicks Off National Museum of the American Indian in November (Thanks, themac!)

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  1. but we're talking the original star wars, here - not any of the prequels. i can't think of any characters in the original one that could be considered racist.

  2. Luke Windtalker ?

  3. This is the closest I have found to a trailer. It's actually a short video about why this is an important event but there are clips in it and some interviews with the voice actors.

  4. Drew_G says:

    I don't think there are any that are INHERENTLY racist (Well, OK, Jar-Jar and the Nemoidans kinda skirt the line, to put it nicely, but they're not in Episode IV), but you know some asshole's gonna try and make a 'native' Stormtrooper or Darth Vader by taking the armor and gluing feathers and stuff to it.

  5. You've not experienced Star Wars until you've seen it in the original Navajo.

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