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Language Sciences Film Series

Movie Night and Q&A series

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

Date and Time Movie Speaker Access Link
Thursday 2nd July 2020, 5:00 p.m. (PDT) 'First Words', an episode of Babies (2020)

Dr. Jenny Saffran

University of Wisconsin-Madison Professor of Psychology, and Principal Investigator of the UWM Infant Learning Lab, interviewed in First Words

Intro by Dr. Janet Werker

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Thursday 27th August 2020

Film screening/viewing: 5:00 p.m. (PDT)

Q&A: 6:30 p.m. (PDT)

Remembering Inninimowin (2010)

Jules Arita Koostachin

Director of Remembering Inninimowin, doctoral student in the Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice

Intro by Dr. Dallas Hunt

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Thursday 26th November 2020

Film screening/viewing: 2:00 p.m. (PDT)

Q&A: 4:00 p.m. (PDT)

Arrival (2016)

Drs. Jessica Coon, Morgan Sonderegger and Lisa Travis

Intro by Dr. Jennifer Abel and Elise McClay

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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 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).

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.