[Ads-l] Language preservation documentary

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Wed Jul 1 18:07:40 UTC 2015


I apologize for posting in two parts, but I accidentally left this out:

Aimee Broustra's documentary film The Young Ancestors is winner of Best
Documentary (it shares this prize with another documentary) at the New
Mexico Women in Film Fiesta. It will screen at the Jean Cocteau in Santa
Fe, NM on Sunday, July 12th at 5PM.

As part of the Fiesta it will also screen  in Las Cruces at the Fountain
Theater on Friday July 10th, in Albuquerque at the Guild Cinema on Saturday
July 11th.
 On Jul 1, 2015 2:04 PM, "Mark Mandel" <thnidu at gmail.com> wrote:

> "The Young Ancestors" is a one-hour documentary (2012) about the
> preservation of an endangered Tanoan language, Tewa, spoken in Arizona and
> New Mexico by about 1,500 native speakers (as of 2007).
>
> IMDb plot summary (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt2509024/) :
> The Young Ancestors follows a group of students, who along with their
> mentor, learn their native Tewa because they are committed to revitalizing
> their language and keeping their culture alive. In a broader context, it is
> the story of the burgeoning movement led by Native Americans to revitalize
> their native languages. The Young Ancestors explores the historical reasons
> behind Native American language loss and uncovers the ways in which
> speaking one's native language heals on both individual and communal
> levels.
>
> Trailer (8:24):
> https://vimeo.com/theyoungancestors/the-young-ancestors-revised-trailer
>
> Mark Mandel
>

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