“Utterly winning” –Los Angeles Times
“Stealthily insightful” –The New York Times
“Timely and vital” –The Village Voice
THE ANTHROPOLOGIST examines climate change like no other film before. The fate of the planet is considered from the perspective of American teenager Katie Crate. Over the course of five years, she travels alongside her mother Susie, an anthropologist studying the impact of climate change on indigenous communities. Their journey parallels that of renowned anthropologist Margaret Mead, who for decades sought to understand how global change affects remote cultures.
Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller & Jeremy Newberger; 2016, 78 minutes
- Commentary with directors Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller, and Jeremy Newberger
- English subtitles
“A breathtaking thrill ride” –Noam Chomsky
“The talk of the town at Sundance” –Reuters
“A charming film. It's a lot of fun.” –Los Angeles Times
Scientists estimate that of 7,000 languages in the world, half will be gone by the end of this century. THE LINGUISTS joins David Harrison and Gregory Anderson, scientists racing to document languages on the verge of extinction. In the rugged landscapes of Siberia, India, and Bolivia, the linguists’ resolve is tested by the very forces stifling languages: institutionalized racism and violent economic unrest. David and Greg’s journey takes them deep into the heart of the cultures, knowledge, and communities at stake.
Directed by Seth Kramer, Daniel A. Miller & Jeremy Newberger; 2008, 65 minutes
- Four documentary shorts profiling endangered languages around the world and efforts to archive and revive them
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