The Linguists
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The Linguists
In a time when over 7,000 distinct languages are spoken around the world, professors David Harrison and Gregory Anderson navigate treacherous terrain and travel to the furthest reaches of the globe to research forgotten and hidden languages. As colonialism and economic unrest spread, the new generations begin to abandon their ancestral languages, and their cultures are passively suppressed. But their legacy is not lost thanks to Harrison and Anderson, and now amateur linguistics can follow along as these two adventurous ethnographers observe a Kallawaya healing ritual in Bolivia, attend a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The film certainly makes a compelling case for this particular kind of academic derring-do."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"A fleet-footed study of human communication and its limitless structural and functional possibilities."
‑ Justin Chang, Variety
"Makes the case that the death of "lesser" languages is as much of an assault on civilization as the leveling of a rain forest."
‑ Louis Proyect,
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