“On the tip of the tongue” documentary (52′ – 2018)
Six years ago, Vincent Bonnay, a french filmmaker started the documentation process as Eyaks began to reconnect and strategize together as a community. “SUR LE BOUT DE LA LANGUE” or “ON THE TIP OF THE TONGUE” is a result of this important work, telling the story of the encounter between the Eyak people and the young french linguist, Guillaume Leduey.
The film was part of the official selection and premiered at the Anchorage International Film Festival 2018.
In our world, a language dies every two weeks. According to UNESCO, half of the 6,000 to 7,000 languages will have disappeared by the end of the century. In response to this crisis, the United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 as the “International Year of the Indigenous Language.”