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      Free Film Screening: Vai in Washington


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      February 21, 2020

      Friday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      10th & Constitution Avenue, NW
      Washington, District of Columbia 20590

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      Free Film Screening: Vai

      Described by Variety magazine as "an aesthetically pleasing meditation on womanhood and vanishing traditions", Vai ​is a portmanteau feature film made by nine female Pacific filmmakers, filmed in seven different Pacific countries: Fiji, Tonga, Solomon Islands, Kuki Airani (Cook Islands), Samoa, Niue and Aotearoa (New Zealand). It is about the journey of empowerment through culture over the lifetime of one woman, Vai, played by a different indigenous actress in each of the Pacific countries. In each of these Pacific nations 'vai' means water.

      After the screening, Joshua Bell, Curator of Globalization at the National Museum of Natural History, and Director of the Recovering Voices Program, will moderate a Q&A featuring Becs Arahanga, one of the directors of the film.

      This program is offered as part of the Mother Tongue Film Festival, an annual collaborative Smithsonian event initiated by the Recovering Voices Program of the National Museum of Natural History.

      Cost: Free, registration is required.

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