(2008, 62 min.) CANADA
Director: Paul M. Rickard (Cree) and Tracey Deer (Mohawk)
Producer: Paul M. Rickard and George Hargrave
In Mohawk and English with English subtitles.
What does it take to save an ancient language? In the Mohawk
community of Akwesasne an immersion program developed by the Akwesasne
Freedom School holds out hope for new speakers of all ages.
Image credit: Audience at
Club Red Radio, 2000 Native American Film and Video Festival
- photograph by Amalia Córdova, NMAI; Kanien'Keha:Ka/Living
the Language - courtesy of Paul M. Rickard