DC | Mother Tongue Film Festival: Frybread Face and Me

Wednesday, February 21, 7 PM

National Mall

Frybread Face and Me follows two adolescent Navajo cousins from different worlds as they bond during a summer on their grandmother’s Arizona ranch, learning more about their family’s past and about themselves. (Director: Billy Luther (Navajo/Hopi/Laguna Pueblo), USA, 2023, 93 min., English)

This film is rated TV-MA for mature audiences, contains coarse language.

This screening is presented in conjunction with the opening night of the Mother Tongue Film Festival.

About the Mother Tongue Film Festival: Where and how does one find balance? The Smithsonian Mother Tongue Film Festival explores the connections between language, communities, and place to highlight the many ways people have found beauty through multilingual storytelling and cultural expression. The ninth annual festival will return as an in-person event from Wednesday, February 21, through Saturday, February 24, and will offer acclaimed feature films, short films, and other forms of digital storytelling, as well as filmmaker roundtables.

Join us as we celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity and highlight the crucial role languages play in our daily lives. Learn more on the festival’s website: https://mothertongue.si.edu/.

The Mother Tongue Film Festival is organized by the Recovering Voices initiative, a collaboration across Smithsonian units at the National Museum of Natural History, the C

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