October 08, 2010

Documentary on New England languages

Film delves into Indian language, culture in Maine Rockland-based documentary filmmaker Ben Levine will be at the Frontier Cafe in Brunswick on Tuesday to show and talk about his film "Language of America: An Indian Story."

Filmed over a period of six years in native communities throughout New England, the film shows how language is not only a tool for communication but a window into a culture that has existed in Maine for more than 9,000 years. The story follows members of three New England tribes--Passamaquoddy, Wampanoag and Narragansett--as they struggle to maintain their language.

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