Here's an interesting way to keep an endangered language alive: Big Buck Bunny was translated into Salish.
Sam Sandoval writes:
My son attends a language revitalization school in Montana, USA. Our tribal language is under threat of extinction so a few tribal educators created the Nkwusm Salish Language Immersion Institute school where our tribal children can learn the language in a total immersive environment.
They came across Big Buck Bunny and decided to use the movie and create a Salish narrative to tell the story. Voice by our elder Pat Pierre, Big Buck Bunny is now being used to teach our children our language.
Here is the video:
The school hopes to get more original content on the web and in their classrooms.