Ahead of its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, realscreen presents the trailer for Keep Talking — the debut documentary from director Karen Lynn Weinberg.
Keep Talking follows four Alaska Native women fighting to save Kodiak Alutiiq — an endangered language now spoken by less than 40 remaining fluent native elders.
Their small community travels to remote Afognak Island to start teaching kids Alutiiq. Over the next five years, the women overcome historical and personal traumas to find joy and hope in the revitalization of their cultural heritage.
The film is the directorial debut for Weinberg, who previously worked on films including Spilled Water (2014), Racing Dreams (2009), and Frozen River (2008)
Keep Talking is directed and produced by Weinberg, executive produced by Justine Nagan, Gordon Quinn and Betsy Steinberg, co-produced by Trish Dalton, Rachel Rozycki and Kari Sherod. The doc was produced by by Ten Trees Productions, Kartemquin, and Vision Maker Media.
It will screen on Tuesday Oct. 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the Vancity Theatre, and Thursday Oct. 5 at 10:45 a.m. at International Village 10.
The Vancouver International Film Festival runs from Sept. 28 to Oct. 13.