The Meridian: Global Young Professionals Presents Film Screening of The Linguists

The Meridian: Global Young Professionals is a subsidiary of the World Affairs Council and comprised of a group of young professionals in the Dallas/Fort Worth area who all share a common interest in world affairs.

On Wednesday, January 21st, The Meridian is presenting The Linguists, a film about 7,000 languages on the verge of extinction. Hang out with interesting people like yourself and learn something new at this local event. The event will be at Studio Movie Grill, 11170 N. Central Expressway (Royal Lane and 75), and the cost is free. Check out the trailer and synopsis below.

Reserve your seat online through the DFW World site. Doors open at 6:30pm. The film start at 7:00pm and a brief discussion will follow at 8:00pm.

The Linguists premiered at the 2008 AFI DALLAS International Film Festival and has screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Big Sky Documentary Festival, the National Geographic All Roads Film Festival, UNESCO in Paris and many others.

David and Greg speak a combined 25 languages, but that is no match for the world’s 7,000, of which nearly one half verge on extinction. The ethnographic duo embark on a globe-trotting adventure, taking them to remote locations in Siberia, India and Bolivia, with the goal of discovering and documenting the world’s dying languages.

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