A great documentary is airing this month from Florentine Films/Hott Productions, in association with The Language Conservancy and in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities, on PBS stations across Indian Country.
Rising Voices tells the story of a passionate, dedicated and diverse group of people, including members of the Lakota community and Linguists from outside of the community who are working together to save the language and restore it to its rightful place in Lakota — and American — culture. Told through the voices of a wide range of Lakota people who share their feelings about their language and the myriad challenges facing their community, the film also incorporates four short films created for Rising Voices by Lakota filmmakers and artists, each one giving a perspective on how finding one’s authentic language connects a person to a deeper sense of culture.
I was fortunate to catch an airing of the documentary this weekend on my local PBS station and was very moved by it. I think you will be too!
Check your local listings for air times and dates. The Rising Voices website has a convenient Broadcast Screening link for you to check! http://risingvoicesfilm.com/broadcast-dates/