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Raising the Words

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 5:00pm

Raising the Words

Chloë Ellingson | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
15 minutes


G (No advisory)

The legacy of residential schools and other government-initiated assimilation efforts have left many Indigenous languages across Canada in an endangered state. Raising the Words is a lyrical portrait of six stalwart Mohawk speakers in Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory, approximately 200 km east of Toronto, who are empowering a new generation to revitalize and reclaim their traditional language. -SC

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39 minutes

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Chloë Ellingson

Chloë Ellingson is a documentary photographer and filmmaker based in Toronto. Focusing on stories surround family dynamics, her work has been published in the Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, Macleans Magazine, Report on Business Magazine, and others. She holds a BA in Art History from McGill University and a Diploma in Photojournalism from Loyalist College. Raising the Words is her first film.