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The Grammar of Happiness

1 x 45 minutes for ABC Australia, Arte France (2012)

For 30 years, linguistics professor Daniel Everett has attempted to understand the last 300 members of the Amazon Basin’s Pirahã tribe, who he claims have no words for colours and numbers, nor any fiction, art, or memories of their predecessors. According to Everett’s controversial findings, their unique grammar appears to challenge even the most fundamental understandings of human language as we know it today.

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