Diana Scalera is the director of the film. She has been a Spanish teacher in the New York City public schools for more than 13 years. She has worked with many different language groups to help them maintain and enrich the languages that their families speak. She is one of the principal authors of Teaching Heritage Learners: Voices from the Classroom.
Lillian Farhat, a content advisor for the film, has been an Arabic teacher and coordinator of the Arabic program in the Department of Africana Studies at Rutgers University for the past 20 years. Her current area of study is the interrelationship between different colloquial forms of language.
Suad Mohamed, a content advisor for the film, is an adjunct lecturer in Arabic at City College, CUNY and at the United Nations Arabic language program for diplomats and staff members. Suad has two children who are heritage learners of Arabic.
Jamal Farhat is the film’s cinematographer and an award-winning Lebanese documentarian. Among his previous films are Children and the War and There is Life Behind the Barricades which document what he witnessed as a photojournalist in Lebanon during its civil war.
Dr. John Webb is the Director of the Program in Teacher Preparation at Princeton University. He conceptualized and co-edited Teaching Heritage Language Learners: Voices from the Classroom. Dr. Webb and his work were the inspiration for this film.