September 19, 2013 7:00 pm
LOCATION: FHI Garage, Bay 4, Smith Warehouse
Thursday, September 19, 7:00 p.m.
This is the story of the revival of the language of the Wampanoag people of New England. All speakers of the language had died out when in 1994 Jessie Little Doe, a Wampanoag social worker began to wonder if it could be recovered.
The screening will be followed by a panel discussion featuring:
Dr. Liliana Paredes, Associate Professor of the Practice of Spanish and Director of the Duke Spanish Language Program, who holds expertise in the areas of sociolinguistics, minority languages and Amerindian languages.
Dr. Benjamin Frey is a Fellow in the Carolina Postdoctoral Program for Faculty Diversity at UNC. He completed his Ph.D. in Germanic linguistics at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in August 2013. His research examines language shift among minority communities in the United States from their traditional languages to English, with specific focus on German in Wisconsin and Cherokee in North Carolina. Frey is a member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians.
This film screening is part of the 2013-2014 Rights!Camera!Action! film series sponsored by the Duke Human Rights Center@FHI, The Human Rights Archive and The Archive of Documentary Arts and Screen/Society.