Language Keepers: Natural Conversations in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet

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.

Event Information
When: Thursday, January 28, 7pm

Where: Maine Historical Society

           489 Congress Street

           Portland, ME   04101

For more information call 207-774-1822;;

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One thought on “Language Keepers: Natural Conversations in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet

  1. Justin

    Hello, very nice blog, you should create a regular website, Maine is the pretty beautiful place. I would like to buy a copy of the DVD, do you know where can I do it. Thank’s and have a great day.

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