"Languages Lost and Found: Speaking & Whistling the Mamma Tongue" - Film and Discussion

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Every two weeks, somewhere on our planet, a language dies.  This startling fact, and a trip to an island where people communicate with a whistle language, led filmmakers Iris Brooks and Jon H. Davis to create a documentary highlighting language as a means of transmitting cultural history with stories, songs, philosophy, proverbs and poems from many lands.  Their film, Languages Lost and Found: Speaking and Whistling the Mamma Tongue (narrated by William Hurt and featuring music by John McDowell), is a global mosaic celebrating diverse linguistic, musical and cultural practices on five continents.  After the screening, the filmmakers will facilitate discussion using dynamic images and global sounds.

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