A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this website.
The interviews found on this site are full of
strength, hope, and inspiration and demonstrate perseverance in even the most
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this site offers interviews from more than 300 people who live
in mountain and highland regions throughout the world. The interviews are
lengthy and thorough and provide detailed insight into lives, lifestyles, and
livelihoods of each region's population.
Is It Any Good?
Because the interviews are
sometimes lengthy and laborious to get through, only the most ambitious of teens
will spend much time at MountainVoices.org -- unless they can use it for school. But those who do will benefit from
hearing the least vocal and least powerful members of society as they are given
the opportunity to speak for themselves. With such a breadth of content, this
site could be as mountainous as the regions it covers, but it's surprisingly
easy to navigate. Users can quickly search through or jump to specific themes or
regions. And a visual chart makes it easy to locate a particular piece or place
The interviews themselves
are loaded with details of the interviewee's life, family and history, but there
is also rich, descriptive narrative about the culture and customs of the people.
Users will also find detailed information and descriptions of each featured
region. It would take many hours to go through all of the content here, but for
those with limited time to spend surfing the site, there are clear and concise
summaries of the interviews.
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