Monday 22 February 2021

they ride single-file to hide their numbers

Back in 2013, Star Wars: A New Hope (Sq’Tah Anaa’) was dubbed in Dinรฉ, making it among the first major motion picture screened in the language of the Navajo people, though only released shown to a limited audience at the time with its Washington, DC premiere at the Native American Museum and only available in translation by purchasing a speciality DVD edition. Now, however, it is available for streaming for anyone and becomes another in-road (see also) for making the endangered language accessible and revitalised. Especially intriguing is the choice to have C3PO voiced by a woman and the transformative effect that had for the character.