Mother Tongue Film Festival: Redrawing the LinesFilms, Lectures & Discussions
Friday, February 23, 2024, 2 – 3:45pm EST
How can we find balance when on opposing sides? Can we build spaces for listening and leveling the playing field? A discussion with director Francisco Huichaqueo will follow the screening.
I Am Home (dir. Kymon Greyhorse, 2022)
This poetic memoir is a love letter that speaks of introspection and what it means to rediscover who you are and cherish where you come from.
Künü (dir. Francisco Huichaqueo, 2022)
Mapuche and Chileans have always been in conflict. So how will they live together? First, by getting to know each other. Once the field is leveled, a conversation can begin. This film presents a crisp portrait of the process behind an architectural structure that aims to start a conversation.
The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world, highlighting the crucial role languages play in our daily lives.
The festival is a public program of Recovering Voices, a collaboration between Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, the National Museum of the American Indian, the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and the Asian Pacific American Center.
American Indian Museum, Natural History Museum, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage