Who are you?

Loss of indigenous language leads youth to question their identity

Panama

Duration: 5:34


Available in 5 languages


Released: September 2018

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Less and less Embera youth are using their native language. Embera language is crucial to their identity. Embera elders ask “Who are you if you do not speak Embera?’

Film by Norlando Meza, Genesis Barsallo and Christina Mezua

Produced during the youth training workshop in Panama August 2018

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