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chasing voices

daniel golding  | usa | 2017 | 80 MIN | feature documentary | english

 

Chasing Voices is the extraordinary story of one of America’s most accomplished and underappreciated ethnographers, John Peabody Harrington, who from 1907 to 1961 secretly amassed over a million pages of notes, photographs, and audio recordings on over 150 different Native American languages throughout the United States, becoming the “Rosetta Stone” for today’s Native American tribes.  This is a journey through the notes he collected, propelling us forward to the tribal communities today desperately working to reclaim their lost languages.

Status: In Development
Rights Sold: PBS-USA
Distributor: Vision Maker Media (USA)

Domestic Funding: $450,000 USD
Contact:

Shirley Sneve

ssneve@netad.unl.edu