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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
1st ed
[San Francisco, Calif.] : PatchWorks Productions, c2009
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  LC3733.S36 S64 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Education, Bilingual -- California -- San Francisco
Bilingualism in children
Multicultural education -- California -- San Francisco
Educational films
Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD, NTSC, Widescreen
Credits Cinematography, Andy Black, Vicente Franco, Dan Krauss; editor, Ken Schneider; original score, Wayne Wallace, Jon Jang
Summary "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
Alternate Author Jarmel, Marcia
Schneider, Ken
PatchWorks Films
Independent Television Service

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