June 6, 2018 1:29 pm
Award-winning Keep Talking is now available for pre-order at the special price of $19.95! DVDs ship July 2nd.
The DVD includes:
- Two versions of the film (79 minute and 57 minute)
- English and Spanish subtitles
- 18 never-before-seen extra scenes, including A New Word for 'Tweet', Dancing is for Men, and The Eldest Elder
- Downloadable educational discussion guide (available July 2nd)
ABOUT THE FILM
Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq, an endangered language now spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent Native Elders. Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. Sadie, 13, is inspired to begin learning the language and dances of her ancestors. Instead of getting swept up in the wake of historical trauma, these women overcome personal demons and build toward a brighter future. Keep Talking reveals the ultimate impact of language and culture revitalization; joy and hope.
**WINNER - Made In Alaska Competition - 2017 Anchorage International Film Festival**
**SPECIAL MENTION - Impact Category - 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival**
Praise for Keep Talking
"Weinberg's film, much in the spirit of Kartemquin's exceptional documentaries, is an observed, clear and enlightening look at a struggle that is unfortunately underexposed."
– Nelson Carvajal, Free Cinema Now
"A joyous celebration of the fellowship and community that centers around something as unifying as language."
– Clint Worthington, Alcohollywood
"Powerful...gives the viewer a true understanding of the need to not lose our culture."
– Pamela Powell, Reel Honest Reviews
“Keep Talking... puts Weinberg on the list of filmmakers to keep an eye on... the film demonstrates how language can heal historical trauma, restore cultural practices and help strengthen the identity of young Alaska Natives.”
- The Anchorage Press
“A must see documentary.”
- Ariadne Sawyer, The Afro News
“A story filled with hope and heart."
- Filmed in Canada
“A deftly-woven ode to language as identity and community."
- Zoe Grams, 24hrs Vancouver
“Shines a light on the power of preserving language and culture as a way of collective healing."
-Tania Ehret, Rabble.CA