THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN THE NESTS OF YESTERDAY

THERE ARE NO BIRDS IN THE NESTS OF YESTERDAY is a nonfiction film by Roland Dahwen Wu that documents el silbo gomero, the whistling language of the Canary Islands. The documentary focuses on Lino, one of the master whistlers on the island of La Gomera, who recounts his youth growing up as a whistler, teaching children to whistle, and the loss of this unique language. This film is a testament to what is possible in the world, and what once was.

20 minutes | In Spanish with English subtitles | Color | 2010