Tag: movies

Chinese Dialects Honored in Film

Last month’s Zurong Dialect Film Festival, one of China’s campaigns to preserve language diversity, received 582 entries featuring various dialects in just its second year. The number of entries doubled from last year, coming from all over the country. Zhao Yuhe received the Best Actress Award at the festival hosted by Zhanjiang, in south China’s Guangdong Province, even though...

Language Magazine’s Short Guide to the Oscars Foreign Language Nominees

The annual awards ceremony is under way this month, and the race for best foreign-language film is under way. This year’s nominations have been in the news particularly more because of the Iranian director, Asghar Farhadi, who is among the thousands of people to be affected by President Trump’s ban on travelers from predominately Muslim countries. Here’s a short...

Making Multilingual Movies

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Nile Stanley and John Ronghua Ouyang encourage teachers to use the new literacies to inspire the next generation of multilingual filmmakers Most prospective teachers and the pupils they will teach have been surrounded by constantly evolving information and communications technology (ICT) — computers, email, social networks, smartphones, and digital cameras — since preschool. The internet is this generation’s defining context...