Join us as the Penn Museum Second Sunday Culture Films explore the themes of translation, accents, culture and language!
Quechua: The Fading Inca Language
(2010, dir. Gabina Funegra, 19 min.)
Speaker: Américo Mendoza-Mori, Lecturer in Quechua, (Quechua language professor) Penn Language Center
The Quechua language is the largest indigenous language group in the Americas. Suppressed and maligned for hundreds of years, it is now is enjoying a revival. The Fading Inca Language captures the film director’s journey with her daughter to the town of Huallanca, a remote village high in the Peruvian Andes. There they discover Quechua, their maternal language, and find resilience in this indigenous community.