Words

by Joey deVilla on August 13, 2010

I love this short film. When you watch it, remember that its title is Words:

Words was made by Will Hoffman and Daniel Mercadante of the New York/Los Angeles-based production company Everynone, with original music by Keith Kenniff.

The film is meant to accompany the Words episode of the radio show Radiolab. Here’s its abstract:

It’s almost impossible to imagine a world without words. But in this hour of Radiolab, we try to do just that. We speak to a woman who taught a 27-year-old man the first words of his life, and we hear a firsthand account of what it feels like to have the language center of your brain wiped out by a stroke. Plus: a group of children invent an entirely new language in Nicaragua in the 1970s.

Want to hear Radiolab’s Words episode? Click here to download the MP3.

Thanks to Biella Coleman for finding this!

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