Recovering Voices Mother Tongue Film Festival

Opening night film “Keep Talking/Niuygaa Yugaa,” is about the revitalization of the Kodiak Alutiiq language in Kodiak, Alaska. Film website is

The third annual Mother Tongue Film Festival is on Feb. 21 to 25 and features 32 films representing 33 languages across six continents at six venues in DC.

The Recovering Voices Program recognizes that language communities and scholars have a mutual interest in documenting, revitalizing and sustaining languages and the knowledge embedded in them. Through Recovering Voices, the Smithsonian Institution strives to collaborate with communities and other institutions to address issues of indigenous language and knowledge diversity and sustainability at the national and global level. The full festival catalog will be available at in early February.