We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân
Friday, March 30, 2012
Fort Point Theatre Channel
10 Channel Center Street
Fort Point Theatre Channel offered a very special event. As a fundraiser for RESIST, a Boston-based progressive funder of organizing across the country, we screened this remarkable documentary about the Wampanoag of Southeastern Massachusetts and the revival of their language
By acclaimed filmmaker Anne Makepeace, We Still Live Here: Âs Nutayuneân (winner of multiple awards) tells the story of the revival of an indigenous language with no living speakers, the first time this has ever happened.
About RESIST www.resistinc.org
Since 1967, RESIST has supported thousands of radical and progressive groups engaged in organizing for social change across the country. RESIST grants help these groups develop leadership, engage in innovative grassroots campaigns, and fight for justice on a variety of issues.
About the Film and the Wampanoag Language Reclamation Project
Jessie Little Doe began having dreams: familiar-looking people from another time spoke to her in an incomprehensible language. Later, she realized they were speaking Wampanoag, a language no one had used for more than a century. Determined to breathe life back into the language, Jessie founded the Wôpanâak Language Reclamation Project to return fluency to the Wampanoag Nation. She has received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship for this work.