One Nation, Many Voices

 

This one-hour documentary shows the conflict and feelings on both sides of the “English Only” (Official Language Law or Official English Language Law) that is sweeping the country and has divided neighbors, cities and counties as new immigrants continue to come to America. Thus far, 26 states have passed some form of Official English law.One Midwest city gained national attention when its County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution to make English the official language of county government. To bring more understanding to the issue, three families are followed: Latino, Hmong and Russian. The documentary explores what their ethnic language means to them and makes the comparison of the effects of the boarding schools Native Americans were forced to attend, denying them their language and culture to become “civilized” to Western standards

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