Of the 6500 languages spoken in the world today, only half will make it to the next century. But while endangered plants and animals are protected by law, who is looking out for the cultures and ways of life held in these words? That is the mission of our half-hour documentary series featuring poet/professor Bob Holman. Bob guides us to the bottom-line question of survival of these systems of consciousness with respect, joy, and dedication to diversity. He throws himself into the life — shares the meals, participates in the ceremonies, dances and parties. His enthusiasm infects the series’ style — quick cuts, multiple stories, fast pace with a voice-over intelligent and human. Hip but not hipper than thou. Serious fun.
Watch the recent episode at http://www.linktv.org/programs/on-the-road-episode-2