Chasing Voices: The Story of John P. Harrington

John Peabody Harrington crossed the U.S. chasing the last speakers of Native Languages.

Premiere Date
May 2, 2021
60 minutes
Funding Initiative
Diversity Development Fund

Daniel Golding

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The Film

John Peabody Harrington crisscrossed the U.S. chasing the voices of the last speakers of Native America's dying languages. Understanding languages was his gift, which became his obsession. From one tribal community to the next he went, working in collaboration with the last speakers documenting every finite detail of the language before it was lost forever.