THERE ARE UP TO 7,000 LANGUAGES spoken around the world, but one quarter of them are only spoken by fewer than a 1,000 people and 46 languages have just one single speaker.
Marie Wilcox is one of them. The language of her people rest on her shoulders. The Wukchumni language, a Native American dialect, was to go extinct after her death, but she did not let this happen. Instead, she raced against time and took on the project to compile an English-Wukchumni dictionary.