Why bother learning languages?

We’ve all at some time thought, wouldn’t it just be easier if we all spoke the same language?  In this TED Talk, Wade Davis responds, “great! Lets make that language Yorba, let’s make that language Cantonese, lets make it Kogi. And you’ll suddenly discover what it would be like to be unable to speak your own language.”

A fascinating presentation of what language is and the consequences of the loss of language to our own cultural diversity.

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Phil Miller

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Ondartxo Center of Maritime Culture

In this three minute video our intention was to illustrate the picturesque sea port of Pasaia and express something of the aims of Ondartxo Center of Maritime Culture,  The video was recorded spontaneously during a visit to Ondartxo and edited in what amounted to a days work.

Ondartxo Center of Maritime Museum – Pasaia, Basque Country from Basharat Khan on Vimeo.

A short documentary about the Ondartxo Center of Maritime Culture and Museum shot for Bizipoza Tours in the Basque Country 2012.

We were given a warm welcome by Josu and Xabi during our visit to the museum and were amazed about the kind of work they do both in terms of restoring old boats, recovering old wrecks and engaging with other communities from around the world. The center are planning a voyage to Sscotland in the near future and we look forward to collaborating with them again in due course and to make more videos with them.

This is the first in a series of short films where we are looking to create engaging content in a short space of time. Using the new Canon 60D in a documentary environement this film was shot and edited in one day.