Staff of the Embassy of the United States in Canberra present films exploring American issues and culture.
Do You Speak American? Out West (2008, 60 min, G)
Robert MacNeil (The MacNeil/Lehrer Hour) heads to California to have meaningful dialogues on the development of American sub-languages: Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics and “Surfer Dude.” Also explored are why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial/regional stereotypes. Some language may be offensive.