Language Sciences Film Series

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CODA: Film Screening & Expert Panel (2023) 

UBC Language Sciences and Douglas College's Interpreting Program hosted a screening of the 2021 Academy Award-winning film, CODA, on Thursday, March 9, 2023 from 6:00-9:00pm. The screening was followed by a panel of CODAs, moderated by ASL specialist and interpreter, Nigel Howard. This event was held at the Michael J Fox Theatre, 5455 Rumble Street, Burnaby, for members of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing community. ASL-English interpretation was presented throughout the entire event. 


As a CODA (Child of Deaf Adults), Ruby is the only hearing person in her deaf family. When the family's fishing business is threatened, Ruby finds herself torn between pursuing her passion at Berklee College of Music and her fear of abandoning her parents.

This film is rated 14A. 

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Movie Night and Q&A series (2020-2021) 

Join Language Sciences for a series of virtual movie nights, followed by a Q&A with a language expert. 

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Conlanging:  The Art of Crafting Tongues (2018) 

The world’s first feature documentary about constructed languages like Klingon, Dothraki, Na’vi, Esperanto and the people who make them.

UBC Language Sciences held two screenings of the film Conlanging:  The Art of Crafting Tongues and hosted a panel discussion with the film co-producers on October 29th and 30th 2018.

These screenings were held in Vancouver and Kelowna, with panelists Christine Schreyer, Language creator for Man of Steel and Alpha (University of British Columbia - Okanagan); David Peterson, Language creator for HBO's Game of Thrones and many others; Robyn Stewart, Klingon speaker, translator for Star Trek: Discovery (Vancouver screening only); and Marc Okrand, Language creator of Klingon (Kelowna screening only).

Monday, October 29th
VanCity Theatre
Vancouver, BC
Doors at 6:30pm
Screening at 7:00pm
Panel Discussion at 8:35pm
Reception to follow

Rated G for the purposes of this exhibition by Consumer Protection BC.

Free tickets through EventBrite*

Tuesday, October 30th
Mary Irwin Theatre, Rotary Center for the Arts
Kelowna, BC
Doors at 6:30pm
Screening at 7:00
Panel Discussion at 8:35
Reception to follow

Free tickets through EventBrite*



The production of Conlanging: The Art of Crafting Tongues was supported by the Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council.  Support for this screening is provided by the UBC Language Sciences Initiative through funds from the UBC Vice President Research + Innovation.

First Nations land acknowledegement

We acknowledge that UBC’s campuses are situated within the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh, and in the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Syilx Okanagan Nation and their peoples.

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