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Mother Tongue Film Festival

  • Mexican Cultural Institute 2829 16th St Northwest Washington, DC (map)

As part of the Smithsonian's Mother Tongue Film Festival, the MCI is proud to host a screening of El Sueño de Mara'akame (Mara'akame's Dream). Created to celebrate cultural and linguistic diversity, this festival showcases recently produced feature and short-length films that explore global issues about endangered languages, cultural practices, and communities' work to sustain and revitalize their languages.

The film El Sueño de Mara'akame follows Nieri, a young huichol indian, whose dream is travelling with his band to play a concert in Mexico City. Nieri's father is a Mara'akame (huichol shaman) and has different plans for his son. According to his father, Neiri must find the Blue Deer in his dreams in order to become a Mara'akame and follow tradition. The producer of the film, Masha Kostiurina, will participate in a Q/A at the end of screening.

RSVP to the screening here