Trailer

We learn about the importance of Native languages and cultures in Alaska from a Yup'ik dog musher and a Tlingit carver of wood and metal. The film then takes us to a school in Wisconsin where we hear the story of a seventh grade girl who was recently punished for speaking a few words of the Menominee language. We learn more about the fight against language loss through visiting a Euchee (Yuchi) immersion school in Oklahoma where only four fluent elder speakers remain. We also meet National Geographic Fellow and Swarthmore College linguistics professor K. David Harrison who introduces us to his innovative online talking dictionaries project for Indigenous languages. Finally, we travel to Montana where Neyooxet Greymorning, an inventive Arapaho professor of Anthropology and Native American Studies, has been perfecting a method to quickly save these disappearing national treasures.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Language Healers to screen at the Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium in Wyoming in June 2015



We have just received notice that our proposal to present Language Healers at SILS 22 was accepted!

The theme of the conference will be "Ourselves Saving Language Saving Ourselves." SILS 22 will be a great opportunity to meet and learn from linguists and language experts from all around the globe who are engaged in revitalizing endangered languages—and we're honored that our film will be a part of the event! The conference will take place June 4, 5 and 6 at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton, Wyoming.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Check Out Our IMDB Page!


Click on the picture to visit the Language Healers IMDB page and see the whole cast and crew!


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Language Healers in the news!



Read this excellent article from the Huffington Post on saving endangered languages. They mention Language Healers as one of the films that is helping to empower people to take action and rescue languages!


Sunday, September 28, 2014

Language Healers selected to screen at 10th AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival in October 2014



Language Healers is an official selection of the 10th 
AlJazeera International Documentary Film Festival to be held in October 2014! The film was one of the 161 selected out of over 900 submissions from 110 countries. A great big thanks to all of the people who shared their stories and provided guidance and to those who helped bring this film together! Your stories about the importance of revitalizing Native languages are being listened to and celebrated around the world!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Language Healers is going to Vancouver!



It's officially announced! Neyooxet Greymorning and Brian McDermott will be presenting Language Healers at the 130th MLA Annual Convention this January in Vancouver!


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Language Healers 40-minute documentary now complete!


We are beginning to submit the final 40-minute version of Language Healers to film festivals! The film has already been making the rounds and has been invited to a dozen festivals and screenings around the country... Language Healers was also recently selected to screen at the University of Wisconsin—Madison for International Mother Language Day, The University of Texas—Arlington for CoLang 2014 and at the 130th MLA Convention to be held in Vancouver, January 2015! 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Language Healers screens at CoLang June 2014!


Language Healers screened to a group of around 70 linguists from all over the world at CoLang 2014 at the University of Texas Arlington on Wednesday, June 25th.


The film had a great reception and the audience asked a lot of insightful questions.
Here is Brian McDermott, director, addressing the audience prior to the screening:


And here's a little more about CoLang from their website:

Institute on Collaborative Language Research (formerly InField) will occur in June and July 2014,
CoLang 2014 is funded by a National Science Foundation grant, 
BCS#1263939 and by various units at UT Arlington. 

The theme of CoLang 2014 is Native American languages, 
but participants and instructorsfrom countries all over the world 
are expected to attend. 


also an official sponsor of CoLang 2014.