Mother Tongue Film Festival

Nov 1, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Description

The Smithsonian Institution presents a viewing from the Mother Tongue Film Festival at the Embassy Theatre. After the short, and the feature-length film, a panel will discuss the films and answer questions.

“The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of free screenings in Washington, D.C.

The first feature-length Haida film, Edge of the Knife, tells a story of pride, tragedy, and penance.

Edge of the Knife draws its name from a Haida saying, “The world is as sharp as a knife,” reminding us that as we walk along, we have to be careful not to fall off one side or the other. Set in the 19th century against the backdrop of the rain forest and storm-ravaged Pacific coast of Haida Gwaii, the film is an adaptation of one of Haida’s most popular stories, sustained over the years through song and performance.

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About This Event

Event Type:
Film/Video
Lecture/Talk/Reading
Panel Discussion
Topics:
diversityMulcultural
education
humanities
international
performingArts
socialSciences
Tags:
diversity
haida
mother tongue
mother tongue film festival
smithsonian
the international year of indigenous languages
Organizers:
Audience:
Future Students
Current Students
Faculty and Staff
Parents and Family
Alumni
Donors
General Public
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Tickets are not required for this event

Cost:
Free

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Chad Thompson
Contact Phone:
260-481-6101
Contact Email:
thompsoc@pfw.edu

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