Documentaries (was Re: View Source question)

Edward Cherlin echerlin at
Mon May 19 16:16:32 EDT 2008

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 12:47 PM, Edward Cherlin <echerlin at> wrote:
> On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 3:59 AM, Walter Bender <walter.bender at> wrote:
>> but there is
>> some anecdotal evidence, such as the children in Galadima creating
>> their own Igbo spelling dictionary. They didn't need to modify the
>> source code, but they--I believe--looked at how he English spelling
>> dictionary was structured and mimicked it. It was a real moment of
>> empowerment.
> Somebody should document it. As in filming interviews, and producing
> both a documentary and a written history and analysis. Also the XO
> hospital, the Nepal teacher training, the Peru teacher
> training...Something along the lines of the PBS documentary miniseries
> Rx for Survival, which had Brad Pitt narrating.
> Who has contacts at PBS or National Geographic or anywhere else suitable?

Well, it turns out that my LinkedIn network does. I have sent queries to both.

>> -walter
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