Language Keepers is a series of animated documentaries that harness the power of endangered languages to tell stories unique to cultures on the fringes of humanity. Each episode is comprised of two main elements: an animated short film and the interactive multimedia suite that follows it.
Contained in the suite is a short documentary profiling a language immersion camp on the Yukon River, an animated walkthrough of the linguistic features of the Gwich'in language, a documentary portrait of two Gwich'in natives living in a small village inside the Arctic Circle, and an interactive Q&A with the language keepers working to preserve the Gwich'in culture.
This is a work-in-progress version of the pilot episode of the series.
Made possible with a grant from The National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alaska Humanities Fund.