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Speaking in tongues [videorecording] /
a film by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider ; produced and directed by Marcia Jarmel & Ken Schneider ; a co-production of PatchWorks Productions & the Independent Television Service (ITVS) in association with the Center for Asian American Media and Latino Public Broadcasting.
edition
1st ed.
imprint
[San Francisco, Calif.] : PatchWorks Productions, c2009.
description
1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
format(s)
DVD
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imprint
[San Francisco, Calif.] : PatchWorks Productions, c2009.
credits note
Cinematography, Andy Black, Vicente Franco, Dan Krauss; editor, Ken Schneider; original score, Wayne Wallace, Jon Jang.
abstract
"Closely following four very different local public-schoolers through an academic year, [the producers] draw on subtle nuances of the kids' stories to illustrate the complex shades and permutations of bilingual schooling. Two children are placed in immersion programs to retain their native tongues while learning English, and the other two are in the reverse situation. Their parents list both familiar and surprising reasons for enrolling their children, but each remains a strong proponent of the programs despite criticism from extended family, friends and a loud chorus of English-only activists. Even while dismissing common barbs, the families must confront unique challenges both humorous and serious." -- PatchWorks Films website.
catalogue key
7060738
technical details
DVD, NTSC, Widescreen.

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