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.

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Premiere Date
November 1, 2002
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Open Call

Valerie Red-Horse Mohl


Gale Anne Hurd

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The Film

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.