Klingon Film About Ugly Humans To Debut In May

By Michelle
April 14, 2004 - 8:40 PM

A Klingon look at humanity, Earthlings: Ugly Bags of Mostly Water, will make its debut at the Cannes Film Market held from May 12th-23rd.

A press release from the producers, which also promotes the film's official web site, revealed that the film visits the Klingon Language Institute’s Annual qep’a’ (Conference) directed by professor Lawrence Schoen.

"Language fascinates me," said Schoen, who runs the KLI to study and teach the language first created in depth by Marc Okrand for the Star Trek feature films and television series.

Producer Steve Williams described Earthlings as "an entertaining view of an intellectual (and sometimes not-so-intellectual) endeavor to sort out and to explore humans and language and the definitions of success and failure."

In the movie, director Alexandre O. Philippe examines the balance between reality and fiction in the lives of KLI members, including the composer of the Klingon national anthem and a linguist who spoke only Klingon to his son until he was more than three years old.

More information is avaiable from the Earthlings site.

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