Language Matters with Bob Holman

Language Matters with Bob Holman

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There are more than 6,000 languages in the world. We lose one every two weeks; hundreds will be lost within the next generation. Follow poet Bob Holman as he travels to a remote island off the coast of Australia to visit with aboriginal people who speak ten different languages, then follow him to Wales where Welsh is making a comeback, and on to Hawaii, where Hawaiians are fighting to save their native tongue. This two-hour documentary asks: What do we lose when a language dies? What does it take to save a language?

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