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Film Screening: First Language- The Race to Save Cherokee
Jun 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Southern Culture Movie Series
This film series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South, and most films are accompanied by commentary from a topical expert. While intended especially for international students and scholars, the series is open to everyone. Many of the movies in this series are available at the Media Resources Center.
Summer 2017 Flyer All screenings are
- on Thursdays at 6:30 PM
- in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center
- FREE with refreshments served
Parking: Free parking is USUALLY available directly beneath the FedEx building after 5 PM. See here for a parking map, and check the parking reservations calendar before you arrive.
First Language—The Race to Save Cherokee [2014, 56 min]
Over fourteen thousand Cherokee remain in their ancestral homelands in the mountains of North Carolina, but few among them still speak their native language. Recognizing its imminent loss, the Eastern Band of Cherokee are now taking extraordinary steps in a fight to revitalize the Cherokee language.
*Co-sponsored by the American Indian Center
*Discussion facilitated by Dr. Ben Frey, Department of American Studies
For more info visit the Southern Culture Movie Series webpage: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/esl/southern-culture-movie-series/