Speaking in Tongues
(Marcia Jarmel, Ken Schneider, USA, 2009, DigiBeta, 60 min)
Speaking in Tongues takes a refreshing approach to the divisive debate over bilingual education in America. Pursuing the issue on the ground level, the filmmakers follow four children, each receiving a unique language education. Second grader Durrell and high school sophomore Julian are both native English speakers enrolled in immersion Mandarin programs. Middle schoolers Jason and Kelly retain their native tongues while learning English. This insightful documentary mobilizes their stories as an illuminating lens into the increasingly relevant topic of bilingual education in a globalized world.
Speaks directly to one of the important issues facing our diverse society.
Laurie Olsen, Executive Director, California Tomorrow
Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave (at Pike)
Seattle, WA 98122
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