Following opening remarks from Smithsonian organizers, the festival’s first event features a talkback, available to stream on demand, with Waikiki director Christopher Kahunahana, moderated by Kālewa Correa, curator of Hawai’i and the Pacific at the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Waikiki, the festival’s opening film, will be available online to U.S. audiences from Feb. 21–27.
The sixth annual Mother Tongue Film Festival will take place for free online via a monthly screening series from February 21 through May of 2021. February's featured films include Waikiki (dir. Christopher Kahunahana, 2019); Tote (dir. María Sojob, 2018); Teko Haxy/Being imperfect (dir. Patrícia Ferreira and Sophia Pinheiro, 2018); Source of the Wound (dir. Adrian […]