Bullying is taken to unimaginable extremes at an exclusive private boys school.
A woman goes on a journey to the north. When she comes to an abandoned house, she settles there and appropriates the lives of the former inhabitants. We do not know who this woman is, where she came from and why she left. She is an empty figure, completely permeable to the world through which she moves. The light comes and goes. A storm is coming. Everything is in the process of dissolution: identity, home, the border between inside and outside, even the images themselves.
The Grammar Of Happiness follows the story of Daniel Everett among the extraordinary 'nonconvertible' Amazonian Pirah tribe, a group of indigenous hunter- gatherers whose culture and outlook on life has taken the world of linguistics by storm. As a young ambitious missionary three decades ago, Dan, a red-bearded towering American, decamped to the Amazon rain forest to save indigenous souls. His assignment was to translate the book of Mark into the tongue of the Pirah, a people whose puzzling speech seemed unrelated to any other on Earth. What he learned during his time with the Pirah led him to question the very foundations of his own deep beliefs. As a 'born again' atheist, Dan divorced his devout Christian wife and became estranged from his children. Having lost faith and family, his new life is dominated by the desire to leave behind his legacy. Everett's most controversial claim is that the Pirah language lacks 'recursion' - the ability to build an infinite number of sentences.
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Songs about grammar
How to create a meaningful dialogue between looking and listening? Luke Fowlers film cycle A Grammar for Listening (parts 1-3) attempts to address this question through the possibilities afforded by 16mm film and digital sound recording devices. In part 1, Fowler furthers his on-going dialogues with the sound artist Lee Patterson (Manchester, England).
1. Hey Now 2. Wasting My Young Years 3. Stay Awake 4. Sights 5. Strong 6. Metal & Dust
Over the weekend of 27th May 2017, BBC Radio 1 threw a massive party in the city of Hull including superstar names London Grammar.
"Intimate Grammar" is a sensitive study of an inner journey rich in detailed observation. A dysfunctional family and delayed puberty make life miserable for a pre-adolescent growing up in Jerusalem in the 1960's. The film, an adaptation of David Grossman's "The Book of Intimate Grammar", shows our hero, Aharon Kleinfeld, striving to survive his domineering mother, his anti-intellectual father and his own diminutive stature in a setting of a lower-middle-class housing development where gossip is rampant and appearances are all important.
Documentary about Djibril Diop Mambety.
Dhananjoy, a police detective, is drawn back into the case that ruined his life and career at the request of his colleagues. Reluctant at first, he dives headfirst into the case to nab the culprit after he finds some new and alarming clues. Arko, meanwhile, carries on murder after murder, seemingly taking inspiration from the five elements - earth, water, wind, sky, and fire.
Filmed over one term with access to three schools in Bexley, a local authority area in London which has a fully selective education system, this series follows children and teachers to see how selection impacts on education.