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The Linguists (2008)

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David and Greg are "The Linguists," who document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.

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Gregory D.S. Anderson ... Gregory Anderson
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David and Greg are "The Linguists," who document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, their resolve is tested by institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest.

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Impressing skills from both linguists, but very disturbing & unnecessary animal cruelty scene.
11 November 2015 | by See all my reviews

Was shown to us by our teach in the context of a linguistic class. I thought the documentary was interesting and the skills of both these guys are very very very impressing. But I was extremely disappointed by the adding of a scene where someone proceeds to kill a live mouse. I thought that was very unnecessary and it really didn't add anything to the documentary. If they wanted to expose the culture of this particular tribe, I'm sure they could've chosen something more flattering to show about them. I am really against any showing of animal cruelty of any kind on any given media. It really was clumsy from them. Overall what I liked about the documentary were the parts where dead tongues and linguistic were discussed, but some very unflattering scenes about other cultures (not just the mouse one) could easily be dismissed and the whole movie would be well better off.


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