A language, of course, is not merely a set of grammatical rules or a vocabulary. It is a flash of the human spirit, the vehicle by which the soul of each particular culture comes into the material world. Every language is an old-growth forest of the mind, a water-shed of thought, an ecosystem of spiritual possibilities...within a generation or two we will be witnessing the loss of fully half of humanity's social, cultural and intellectual legacy. Wade Davis (2009) The Wayfinders, pg. 3 With an original commissioned sound score by Kevin James and using taped field recordings and archival material, VANISHING LANGUAGES brings attention to the ongoing mass extinction of many indigenous languages throughout the world.