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Childhood in Translation - Fifth Grade Interpreter

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Duration: 1 minute and 31 seconds
Country: United States
Language: Spanish (Spain)
Producer: Robert C. Winn
Views: 91
Posted by: glazaro on May 20, 2013

This is an excerpt from the "Childhood in Translation" documentary project. The "Youth on the Edge" module raises awareness about the impact of language barriers through the voices of youth who interpret for their families. Separate scenes address medical settings, the court system, schools, and health care. Targeted audiences include policy-makers, advocates, front-line staff, and other audiences who are interested in learning more about the experiences of immigrant families with language barriers. This particular clip shares the experience a young woman who worked as a medical interpreter for her community as a fifth grader. More info at

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