Glasgow Refugee Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet)

Bringing together researchers, practitioners and policy makers working with migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Scotland

Film Series: Those Who Come, Will Hear

This month, the GRAMNet/BEMIS Film Series was inspired by English Language Day, celebrating the languages that bring us together as well as soon-to-be-forgotten languages and oral traditions. As our venue, the CCA, remains closed, we invite you all to join us online, from wherever you are, in watching the powerful documentary Those Who Come, Will Hear and in participating to a discussion around indigenous languages, cultures and traditions of remote communities in Quebec.

Register here to receive the link to view the film in your own time and the link for the live discussion with the director – Simon Plouffe – and Professor Alison Phipps on 22 April, from 6pm, via Zoom.

The event takes place on the same date – Wednesday, 22 April – and at the same time – 6pm – but with a slightly different format:

  • You can watch the film online, at your own convenience, anytime between 15 and 22 April, curteosy of F3M, the film’s distributors. Register to this event so you can receive an email with the link to access the film for free. 
  • You can participate in the live discussion via Zoom with Simon Plouffe, the film’s director and Alison Phipps, Professor at the University of Glasgow and chair of UNESCO-RILA. The discussion will take place at the aforementioned time and you are encouraged to send questions in advance or ask them through the chat function on Zoom. Register to this event to receive the link on how to access the meeting. 

Documentary: Canada (2018)

Directors: Simon Plouffe

Running time: 77 mins

Languages: American Sign Language, Eastern Canadian Inuktitut, English with English subtitles

Those Who Come, Will Hear proposes a unique meeting with the speakers of several indigenous languages of Quebec – all threatened with extinction. The film starts with the discovery of these unsung tongues through listening to the daily life of those who still speak them today. Buttressed by an exploration and creation of archives, the film allows us to better understand the musicality of these languages and reveals the cultural and human importance of these venerable oral traditions by nourishing a collective reflection on the consequences of their disappearance.

The event is presented in partnership with UNESCO-RILA.

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