Windows to my Words

نوافذ إلى كلماتي

(windows to my words)

نوافذ لكلامي
windows to my words
by Lydia Howe

2019, uk.
runtime: 17:02

Comissioned by
OWRI are part of the Cross Language Dynamics project.

Windows to my Words follows the stories of four Moroccan women living in Luton, as they navigate their journeys learning English as a second language. What started as an attempt to question the politics of English as a lingua franca, turned into a multifaceted exploration of the relationships between identity and multilingualism. The film navigates the fears and hopes involved in transitioning to a new town and the complex linguistic challenges this can bring, but are often overlooked by the mainstream media. As they bring up the next generation, the women reflect on what their aspirations mean for the linguistic world their children will experience.