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Screening: The Last Symposium | ᎣᏂ ᏣᎳᎩ ᎦᏬᏂᎯᏍᏗ ᏓᏂᎳᏫᎬᎢ
Nov 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
November 16th at 7:00pm
Chelsea Theatre (off campus) – 1129 Weaver Dairy Rd Suite AB, Chapel Hill, NC 27514
*requires proof of vaccination or negative Covid test results to enter
Part of the series: IMAGE, LANGUAGE & BODY. Indigenous Films at the Chelsea Theater
The Cherokee Language is on the precipice of extinction. Since the production of this documentary the number of fluent speakers in the Cherokee homeland of North Carolina, has dropped from 213 to 190. The majority of those speakers are 65 and older, some are unable or unwilling to teach the language. This documentary follows students & teachers of the Cherokee Language, at what would be the last Cherokee Language symposium before Covid-19. Dir. by Trevor Trout. 2018. 55 minutes.