Film Screening: Candomblé & Religious Intolerance
Ralph Bunche Center, Howard University
2218 Sixth St NW, Washington, D.C.
In recognition of the Day of Religious Intolerance, join us for a special screening of Mulheres de Axé and Um Dia no Ilè—two films that honor, explore, and highlight the Afro-Brazilian religious practice of Candomblé. Following the films, members of Casa de Oxumaré (one of Bahia’s oldest and most respected Candomblé centers) and filmmaker Marcos Rezende will join via webcast for a discussion on critical issues surrounding racial, social, and faith-based tensions in Brazil. Presented by the Festival’s Brazil in D.C. initiative in partnership with Coletivo de Entidades Negras and Howard University’s ¡Changó! student group.
Mother Tongue Film Festival 2020
Various locations in Washington, D.C.
The Smithsonian’s Mother Tongue Film Festival celebrates cultural and linguistic diversity by showcasing films and filmmakers from around the world over four days of free screenings in Washington, D.C. Through digital storytelling, the festival amplifies the work of diverse practitioners who explore the power of language to connect the past, present, and future. Presented by the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of the American Indian.
Earth Optimism Summit 2020
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, D.C.
Presented by the Smithsonian Conservation Commons on the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, the Earth Optimism Summit will feature over 200 experts and visionaries on stage, an interactive demonstration space, film festival, fashion show, hackathon, dawn-to-dusk networking events, and numerous public-facing activities. Tickets required.