Plena Rondo – Leaving Language –
Film, 72 min
ShowTime! Symposium
Saturday 15 October 2016

Plena Rondo follows a Japanese performance artist on a sixty-day experiment to master the world’s easiest and most egalitarian language, Esperanto. Subsequently the experiment takes us on a journey from Japan to Buenos Aires on an exploration of the political, philosophical and personal beliefs of many of the people at the heart of this social/linguistic movement. The film leaves us with many questions regarding the place and power of language in a globablised yet increasingly unequal world.