Raising the Words

Synopsis
How does language impact identity? What else is lost when one's ancestral language is taken away? What is gained when a group of people decides to bring their language back?

After widespread indigenous language loss due to generations of systemic cultural assimilation enforced and sustained by colonial bodies, Indigenous language revival is on the rise across what is now Canada. A leader in language revitalization is the Mohawk nation.

Raising the Words is a short documentary film by Chloë Ellingson that explores personal experiences with Mohawk language revitalization in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory.
Runtime
36:46
Nominee
Emerging Filmmaker, Documentary Social/Political

Creative Team

Director(s)
Chloë Ellingson
Producer(s)
Chloë Ellingson

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