Work On Ojibwe Translation Of `Star Wars: A New Hope’ Begins In Early 2024

By Jeremy Appel  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter An Ojibwe version of Star Wars: A New Hope could be coming soon to a theatre near you. On Dec. 18, the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council and University of Manitoba announced that they’ve entered a partnership with Disney/Lucasfilm and APTN to create an official Anishinaabemowin  (Ojibwe) version of the first Star Wars film. Auditions for voice actors will occur in Winnipeg in early-2024, where script translations and sound recording will also take place. Sound mixing and post-production will happen at Skywalker Sound near Nicasio, California. The finished film is intended to have a limited theatrical run across Canada and air on APTN following its Winnipeg premiere. Maeengan Linklater, director of operations for Dakota Ojibway, is overseeing the project as its lead. In a news…

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