Ojibwe version of original Star Wars in the works

By Dave Baxter Local Journalism Initiative Reporter A new version of an iconic Star Wars film will be created and performed in the Ojibwe language, thanks to a new partnership formed between a Manitoba Tribal Council and Disney/Lucasfilm. On Monday, the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council (DOTC) and the University of Manitoba (UM) announced they will partner with Disney/Lucasfilm and APTN to create an official Anishinaabemowin (Ojibwe) version of 1977’s Star Wars: A New Hope. Auditions for Anishinaabemowin voice actors are scheduled to take place in Winnipeg in 2024. Script translation and sound recording will also take place in Winnipeg, while sound mixing and post-production are scheduled to occur at Skywalker Sound in California. “This is an exciting project that seeks to restore the Ojibwe language to the galaxy,” DOTC director of…

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