Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: Opening Ceremony and Waikiki Screening

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.

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Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: February Highlights

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 […]

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Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: Women Directors Panel

Women are often entrusted with cultural and language transmission, and Mother Tongue highlights this responsibility by bringing together women directors on a roundtable each year. Join us for a conversation with Becs Arahanga (Hinekura), Valeriya Golovina (Our Love), Sophia Pinheiro (Being Imperfect), and Patricia Ferreira (Being Imperfect), moderated by Smithsonian digital curator Amalia Córdova and […]

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Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: Anthropologists as Storytellers – Archival Roundtable

Join us for a roundtable discussion exploring anthropologists and filmmakers Lina Fruzzetti (Brown University) and Ákos Östör (Wesleyan University)'s 30-year collaboration—spanning numerous publications and six films. Moderated by Alice Apley (Director, Documentary Education Resources) and joined by Pam Wintle (Senior Film Archivist, Human Studies Film Archive), this roundtable will focus on Fruzzetti and Östör's important […]

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