2680 out of 7000 languages spoken in the world are endangered. Only a few hundred languages have genuinely been given a place in education systems and the public domain, and less than a hundred are used in the digital world.

International Mother Language Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. In 2019, the United Nations has declared The Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness and recognise the important cultural value that they bring to our world.

We’ve collated some screenings of films not in the English language.

UK events

Feb 8 – 21 |  Dundee |  Burning (Beoning) (15) at Dundee Contemporary Arts

Feb 14 |  London |  Preview: Border (Gräns) (15) + Q&A with Ali Abbasi at BFI Southbank

Feb 14 |  Cardiff |  Preview: Border (Gräns) (15) at Chapter Arts

Feb 16 – 20 |  Birmingham |  Burning (Beoning) (15) at Midlands Arts Centre

Feb 21 |  London |  Indigenous Cinema – Subversive Diversity & Muxes by Native Spirit UK

Feb 22 – 28 |  Bristol |  Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (15) at Watershed

Feb 25 |  Sheffield |  Preview: Of Love and Law (Ai to Hō) + Q&A with Hikaru Toda at Showroom

Mar 1 |  Manchester |  Foxtrot (15) at HOME

Mar 15 – 17 |  Hereford |  Foxtrot (15) at The Courtyard for Borderlines Film Festival

Mar 24 |  Kendall |  Capernaum (Capharnaüm) (15) at Brewery Arts