Root Tongue

Among the approximately 6,000 languages in the world, an average of 2 languages disappear each month.

Based on the documentary Tongues of Heaven, Root Tongue introduces you to the four filmmakers as they record their struggle to cultivate their mother tongue in Taiwan and Hawai`i.

Root Tongue enables you to explore the challenges of language endangerment and preservation by experiencing and sharing stories of language loss and revival.

How it works:

  • watch the videos¬†(1 – 4 minutes in length)
  • after each video plays you will be asked a question
  • respond with your stories in text, image, audio or video
  • visit the community gallery to see and comment on other responses
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