2014 | United States | Documentary


  • 6 mins
  • Director | Sky Hopinka

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Featuring speakers of Chinuk Wawa, a Native American language from the Pacific Northwest, Wawa begins slowly, patterning various forms of documentary and ethnography. Quickly, the patterns tangle and become confused and commingled, while translating and transmuting ideas of cultural identity, language, and history.

language linguistics meaning indigenous