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What if Babel was just a Myth?

Author/Director Sandrine Loncke
Producer Sandrine Loncke
Country France
Length 56'
Year 2019

According to the UN, one language dies every two weeks.
Young linguist Florian Lionnet is documenting Láàl, an indigenous language isolate of southern Chad in danger of disappearing. 
On his steps, the film goes out to meet villagers and explore their relation to languages. People in this part of the world speak between five and seven languages.
With their testimonies, one discovers a deeply multilingual humanity, made up of a myriad societies, each endlessly using language to encode its knowledge, its culture, and much more: its entire worldview.
Could it be that multilinguism is the “natural” state of humanity? And for how much longer?


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