In My Tongue

An Interactive Documentary by Candide Uyanze and Trish Kanana

In My Tongue is a multilingual interactive documentary that investigates different languages and the relationships people have with the languages they speak.

Between January and April 2021, a set of interviews were conducted with nine individuals from Canada and Kenya, conversing in a range of languages including Bemba, English, French, Kikuyu, Lingala, Meru, and Swahili.

The project leads are Candide and Trish, OCAD U Digital Futures graduate students who conducted and participated in the interviews. Candide is Canadian of Congolese descent and Trish is Kenyan. 

All the participants in the project speak English and are multilingual. Candide interviewed Lumenganu and Gabrièla, of Congolese descent, Wanda, of Polish and Nicaraguan descent, and Z, of Congolese and Zambian descent, all residing in Canada. Trish interviewed Mwenda, Roy, and Salome, all Kenyans.

The audio snippets featured in the series delve into the intricate layers, nuances, and politics that exist within and among languages.

2023 - Designed by Trish Kanana
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