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Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues

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Published on Feb 21, 2017

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There are 6,500 languages spoken in the world. By the end of this century more than half will disappear. Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues is a tribute and call to action for linguistic diversity. Each line comes from a different treasure or minority language. 48 speakers each speak in their mother tongues, as line by line, language by language, the poem is created.

In the Boro tongue of North India, itself a treasure language, Khonsay means to pick up something with great care, as it is rare or scarce.

Khonsay premiered in New York City at the 2015 Margaret Mead Film Festival and was featured in the biannual Sadho Poetry Film Festival in New Delhi, India, where it won the Viewer's Choice Award.

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