Southern Culture Movie Series: 'First Language - The Race to Save Cherokee' (US, 2014)

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June 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
June 15, 2017 @ 8:30 pm
Writing Center
(919) 962-7710
FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
301 Pittsboro St.
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States

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. This showing is co-sponsored by the American Indian Center. Discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Ben Frey, Department of American Studies.

The Southern Culture Movie Series is designed to be an entertaining and critical introduction to the American South. While intended especially for international students and scholars, this free series is open to everyone. It is brought to you by The Writing CenterInternational Student and Scholar ServicesThe Center for the Study of the American SouthThe Media Resources Center; and The Summer School.

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