Five Alaska Natives confront historic and contemporary traumas in a stunning landscape as dramatic as its stories.
True Whispers: The Story of the Navajo Code Talkers
Native American men devised a code in their native language for the Marines that ultimately stumped the Japanese during the World War II.
- Premiere Date
- November 1, 2002
- 60 minutes
- Funding Initiative
- Open Call
Valerie Red-Horse Mohl
Gale Anne Hurd
Exploring the personal and heartfelt story of the Navajo Code Talkers, True Whispers tells the stories of the young Navajo men recruited from harsh government boarding schools into the Marines during World War II. From 1942-1945, the Code Talkers devised an unbreakable code in their native language and transmitted vital messages in the midst of combat against the Japanese.