As previously mentioned, this documentary is screening at Rutgers University this Saturday (April 25), and will be followed by a discussion with one of the linguists from the film. But, for those of you who can’t make the screening, the full film is also available to watch online (and free!) here.
Indie documentary The Linguists chronicles the global adventures of David Harrison and Greg Anderson, as they travel around the world racing against time to document vanishing languages. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.
UPDATE: THE LINGUISTS WILL BE PLAYING AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) THIS SATURDAY, APRIL 25. A DISCUSSION WITH K. DAVID HARRISON WILL FOLLOW THE SCREENING. New Brunswick is about an hour and a half away by train (from NY Penn Station), and the screening begins at 2pm on the Rutgers campus. Click here for more information, and the Rutgers Linguistics Department website.