I received a notification of this event today. It sounds pretty interesting, and brings to mind how little we know of our Native citizens’ history in this state. Levine does some great work and it will be well worth attending.
MHS and Northeast Historic Film invite you to…
Thursday, January 28, 7pm
Language Keepers: Natural Conversations in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet
with Filmmaker Ben Levine
Join us to celebrate the release of filmmaker Ben Levine’s new DVD series that documents the Passamaquoddy-Maliseet language.
Drawn from conversations recently recorded in Maine and New Brunswick, Language Keepers captures the natural Passamaquoddy language in everyday usage. Spoken by approximately 50 individuals from three different communities, the conversations range from humor and storytelling, to oral history and personal reminiscence, to conversations about everyday experiences, past and present. The program will include a screening of excerpts from the film and comments from key players in the project.
Ben Levine’s last film Reveil: Waking Up French (2003) explored the decline and renaissance of the French language in New England communities.
This event is free and open to the public.
MHS Winter programs are sponsored by the Margaret E. Burnham Charitable Trust.
When: Thursday, January 28, 7pm
Where: Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street
Portland, ME 04101