Posted by: Pam, at RML | September 27, 2011

“The Linguists” Documentary Film Screening on Sunday

Library! Camera! Action! On Sunday, October 2 at 3pm, you won’t want to miss the first film ever funded by the National Science Foundation to premier at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008.  Since that time, “The Linguists”, a  one-hour film, went on to win top honors and screen at hundreds of film festivals around the world.

Sneak preview:

It is a hilarious and poignant film that follows Swarthmore Professor and National Geographic Fellow Dr. K. David Harrison and Dr. Gregory Anderson, who is a linguist and director of the Living Tongues Institute for Endangered Languages. Traveling to remote areas, the linguists are racing  to document languages on the verge of extinction.

Today, the Library is having a new audio/video system  installed in the Winsor Room! We have been talking about this for a long time and I can’t wait to try it out. Radnor Historical Society is our co-sponsor for this 2-part event, the film being Part 1. Here’s just a little taste of Part 2, the book talk that complements the film…

On Wednesday October 26 at 7:30pm, Dr. Harrison will talk about his book The Last Speakers: The Quest to Save the World’s Most Endangered Languages. As head of National Geographic’s Enduring Voices Project, Professor Harrison documents endangered languages and chronicles his expeditions around the world.









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