Sylbo, The Last Speakers of the Lost Whistling Language

Silbo Gomera is a whistled register of Spanish used by inhabitants of La Gomera in the Canary Islands to communicate across the deep ravines and narrow valleys that radiate through the island. It enables messages to be exchanged over a distance of up to 5 kilometres.

This story looks at the efforts of locals and the Spanish government to preserve this dying language.

Click Here to Watch the Story on Time Magazine

Laurent Laughlin: DOP / Producer / Editor

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