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free documentary film screening in Piedmont: 'Speaking in Tongues'

Date:
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Screening
Organizer/Author:
Julie Chang
Email:
Phone:
510-835-9227
Location Details:
Wildwood School
301 Wildwood Ave
Piedmont, CA 94611


On March 18 the Appreciating Diversity Film Series (Sponsored by the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, Piedmont League of Women Voters and Diversityworks) will screen SPEAKING IN TONGUES, a wonderful film about bilingual programs in Bay Area schools. It's 2009's San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award winner! Save the date, so that you can come!

As ever, it's FREE!

When: Thursday, March 18, 2010
Doors Open: 6:30 PM (Free refreshments)
Screening: 7 PM
Discussion: 8-9 PM

Where: Wildwood Elementary School Auditorium, 301 Wildwood Avenue, Piedmont 94611

PatchWorks Films Presents...

"Lively, smart & timely film about the new globalized world"
-Graham Leggat, Executive Director, San Francisco Film Society

What would it be like if your parents put you in a school where the teacher spoke a foreign language?

Speaking in Tongues uses this scenario to explore the provocative notion that being bilingual can be a national asset. Taking us beyond rote arguments and stereotypes, this intimate film witnesses the joys and challenges of four diverse children on their journey to become global citizens. Enter their world and ask, today, is knowing one language enough?

You'll be charmed and challenged by 2009's San Francisco International Film Festival Audience Award winner.

Praise for Speaking in Tongues

"An illuminating lens into the increasingly relevant topic of multilingualism in a globalized world."
-NorthWest Film Forum

"A story about human aspirations and how language divides and combines ....really moving."
-John Wranovics, Author, Agee and Chaplin

"Speaks directly to one of the important issues facing our diverse society."
-Laurie Olsen, Executive Director, California Tomorrow
Added to the calendar on Sat, Mar 6, 2010 6:23PM
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