The Linguists

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The Linguists

  • 2008
  • Directed By: Seth Kramer, Jeremy Newberger, and Daniel A. Miller
  • Rated Not Rated
  • Documentary
  • 65 Minutes
  1. Monday, October 9, 2017 7:00 p.m.
Still image from the film The Linguists

A post-screening discussion will follow the film.


The Linguists is an engaging and unpredictable film on the subject of language diversity and endangered languages. It follows two scientists as they race around the world to document languages on the verge of extinction, in places such as Siberia, India, and Bolivia. By turns funny, suspenseful, and moving, and with a vibrant soundtrack, it conveys both the value of human cultural diversity and the urgency of attempts to enable the survival of traditional cultures. In English, Spanish, and Russian with English subtitles. (HD Presentation)