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Documentary about Tanka Bar to show on 24 airlines

By Mark K. Tilsen, assistant director of marketing

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A new film series, sponsored by the airline consortium Star Alliance and Forbes, which features Native American Natural Foods and four other unexpected and burgeoning new businesses from around the globe has been released.

The film series, titled Undiscovered Business Entrepreneurs, will be shown onboard the Star Alliance's 24 member airlines, which serve more than 506 million passengers per year.

The portion of the series featuring Native American Natural Foods and the Tanka Bar was filmed in early July at the company's headquarters in Kyle, on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. The project is designed to feature behind-the-scenes stories of breakthrough companies from around the globe that have their fingers on the pulse of global business trends.

"We were thrilled to be chosen as the only North American company to be featured," said Karlene Hunter, CEO of Native American Natural Foods. "It was a real challenge to get our episode shot, too, since it rained the entire four days the film crew was here."

The four other businesses are: Brompton Bicycles, a London company that makes folding bicycles; Lobo/Vetor Zero, a design and animation studio based in Sao Paolo, Brazil; Grover Vineyards, a winery in Bangalore, India; and Surfing Hainan, a surfing company in Hainan, China.

The Star Alliance's 24 member airlines are:

Air Canada
Air China
Air New Zealand
Asiana Airlines
Croatia Airlines
LOT Polish Airlines
Scandinavian Airlines
Shanghai Airlines
Singapore Airlines
South African Airways
Swiss Airlines
TAP Portugal
Thai Airlines
Turkish Airlines
U.S. Airways

For more information: The Star Alliance

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