Official Trailer 

12min   |  Language: Yup'ik/Haida

              /English  

Producer: 'Waats'asdiyei Yates

                 & Charleen Berlin

Director:  'Waats'asdiyei Yates

Taking a deeper look at language revitalization within the Yup'ik and Haida cultures. Young couple who tries to save their languages through their child, Nayak'aq Yaahl Yates.

They are putting a new spin on their teaching methods to bring back the old ways.

If We Don't Teach Them, Who Will?

"Beautiful. Powerful. Potent."

Article on the Film

Voices of Our Ancestors  (2018)

OFFICIAL SELECTION - NewarkIFF - 2018.pn
OFFICIAL SELECTION - FIRST NATIONS Film
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Inshort Film Festiv
AWARD WINNER - Ketchikan Film Festival -
BEST DOCUMENTARY - Thaw Out Film Festiva
Best Alaska Film - Mtif Film Festival -
BEST DOCUMENTARY - The Fatherhood Image
Nominee - Newark International Film Fest
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Native FilmFest - 2
OFFICIAL SELECTION - 23rd RNCI Red Natio
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Alappa Film Festiva

We are currently working on a full-length feature version of Voices of Our Ancestors. We are currently looking for Haida singers. Film has been pushed back due to Covid-19.