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Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: The Healing Power of Storytelling Roundtable

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: The Healing Power of Storytelling Roundtable Online

Exploring our 2021 theme, the healing power of storytelling, this panel will highlight the unique ability of film to project stories to places they might have never traveled before—bringing connection, understanding, and healing.

Moderated by festival co-director Joshua Bell and Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center curator Kālewa Correa, a variety of directors will discuss the role of storytelling in their films (participants to be announced soon).


Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this program while it is live.

To access, please follow the links below.

Simulcast with ASL and Captions: https://s.si.edu/folklifeASL
Live Captions only via Streamtext:https://s.si.edu/folklifeCART 


The Mother Tongue Film Festival is presented by Recovering Voices, a collaboration among the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Additional Smithsonian partners include the Asian Pacific American Center and the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery—the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. The program received federal support from the Smithsonian Asian Pacific Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.

This program received support from Bicentenario Perú 2021, Columbia University School of the Arts, Documentary Educational Resources, the Embassy of Canada to the United States, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Mexican Cultural Institute of Washington, Taiwan Academy, Taiwan Ministry of Culture, the Embassy of New Zealand, the Hawai‘i International Film Festival, The Elizabeth and Whitney MacMillan Endowment, Wick and Bonnie Moorman, and more

This event is not being hosted by the SJR State Library. We are sharing news of this free event because it is related to the curriculum offered at the College and, therefore, may be of interest to our students, faculty, and staff.  

Related LibGuide: May is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month by Dr. Christina Will

Friday, May 14, 2021
5:00pm - 6:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
  Community Members     SJR State Employees     SJR State Students  
  Exploration - Asian Pacific American Heritage     Partner or non-profit agency event  
This is an online event. Event URL: https://www.si.edu/events?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D152598873