This is a one-hour documentary film about the imminent peril to the Lakota (often called “Sioux”) language, the culture shaped by that language, and the history that created that peril. The film braids together several strands of the story: the struggles of Lakota to learn their tribal language today, the historical attempt by the United States to annihilate the language, the rise of immersion language schools and the participation of outsiders in the rescue of the Lakota language. History is interwoven with present-day scenes and with short films about the culture, created by Lakota filmmakers and artists especially for Rising Voices/Hótȟaŋiŋpi.
Documentary Feature | USA | 56:46 mins.
Date: Nov. 14
Location: Laemmle Music Hall | 9036 Wilshire Blvd | Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Tickets: $8.00 per screening, purchase tickets at the theatre
Festival Schedule: http://www.rednationff.com/rnff-calendar/
Directed by Lawrence Hott and Diane Garey
Produced by Florentine Films Hott Productions and the Language Conservancy