2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival: I Ka Wā Ma Mua, I Ka Wā Ma Hope / Through the Past Is the Future

February 17, 2022

The ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi proverb i ka wā ma mua, i ka wā ma hope (through the past is the future) evokes an awareness that our ancestors provide us with a […]

2022 Mother Tongue Film Festival: Opening Night and “Bootlegger” U.S. Premiere

Following opening remarks from Smithsonian organizers, the festival’s first screening presents the U.S. premiere of Caroline Monnet’s debut feature film Bootlegger alongside the world premiere of Ixim Ulew, the latest […]

2021 Native Cinema Showcase

November 12, 2021

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian brings its annual Native Cinema Showcase to online audiences Nov. 12-18, 2021. This year’s showcase focuses on Native people boldly asserting themselves […]


October 1, 2021

CHESAPEAKE FILM FESTIVAL is LIVE and VIRTUAL October 1-10, 2021 For more information: chesapeakefilmfestival.com Easton, Maryland, August 13, 2021—As the lights dim in the grandeur of the historic Avalon Theatre in […]