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2/20/2020 to 2/23/2020
When: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Where: Multiple Venues
District of Columbia
United States
Contact: Recovering Voices

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The Smithsonian’s Recovering Voices Initiative will host a film festival that showcases films
from around the world. Centered around the United Nation’s International Mother Language Day on February21, the fifth annual Mother Tongue Film Festival will offer visitors the opportunity to see 21 filmsfeaturing 28 languages from 22 regions and hear from filmmakers who explore the power of languageto connect the past, present, and future. The four-day festival runs February 20–23.

The Mother Tongue Film Festival will be hosted at multiple venues in Washington, D.C. over the weekend. For a full schedule and list of venues, see the Mother Tongue Festival website. Each screening will focus on unique aspects of digital storytelling and filmmaker perspectives will be shared through roundtables and director’s panels.

All events are free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, but attendees are encouraged to register for the events online. See Event Facebook pages for details.

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