‘We Will Speak’ Documentary Showing with NC State Libraries

“We Will Speak” Documentary Title Screen
Cherokee woman painting mural

Join NC State University Libraries on April 2nd at 7pm for a documentary film screening of We Will Speak, followed by a post-screening Q&A and discussion with director Michael McDermit.

This feature-length documentary was shot on-location in Oklahoma and North Carolina throughout 2019-2022; through intimate interviews, vérité footage of community gatherings, and extensive archival materials, the film explores the nuanced ways the Cherokee language is vital to maintaining a unique cultural identity and relationship with the world. The collaborative project is also meant to act as an empowering agent of hope for Indigenous voices despite enduring inequity and oppression.

Watch the trailer for the documentary here, and claim your free ticket for the event here.

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