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The Linguists

Thursday 08th October 2009 from 18h00 to 19h30
Salle 1 / Auditorium

Directed by
Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, Jeremy Newberger
Written by
Daniel A. Miller
Produced by
Ironbound Films, Inc.

Documentary, United States, 2007, 65 min

David and Greg are "The Linguists": scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. In Siberia, India, and Bolivia, the linguists’ resolve is tested by the very forces stifling languages: institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.

David and Greg must overcome their own fears and preconceived notions to draw speakers from decades of silence. Their journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake.


Debate with :

  • François Jacquesson, linguist, Manager of the LACITO laboratory (Languages and civilizations with oral tradition), Representative of Language Sciences of to the CNRS
  • Nicolas Quint, Laboratory Language, tongues and cultures of Black Africa - CNRS

Know more

Official website: The Linguists
To order the DVD of the film, email info@ironboundfilms.com