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Language Sciences Film Series

Conlanging:  The Art of Crafting Tongues

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.

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).

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.