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National Museum of Natural History


Feb
21 Fri
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Mother Tongue Film Festival: Vai

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: February 5, 2020 12:07 PM to February 21, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
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.



Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP.


Āotearoa New Zealand | 2019 | 90'


Directors: ​Becs Arahanga,​ ​Amberley Jo Aumua,​ ​Matasila Freshwater, Dianna Fuemana, Mīria George,
'Ofa-Ki-Levuka Guttenbeil-Likiliki, Marina Alofagia McCartney, Nicole Whippy


Languages: ​Fijian, Tongan, Roviana (Solomon Islands), Samoan, Cook Islands Māori, Niuean, English and Māori (NZ)



Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Feb
22 Sat
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Mother Tongue Film Festival: Beyond Dispossession (Location: NYU Washington Abramson Family Auditorium)

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 7:30 PM, Show at 8:00 PM
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PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
LOCATION: NYU Washington DC - Abramson Family Auditorium
1307 L Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005



Prior to the film screening the Quebec Government Office in DC will host a reception at 7:00pm and serve beer from Quebec. The reception will be open to registered guests first before opening to the public at 7:30. Screening will begin at 8:00 PM.


Please note: Unaccompanied minors will not be permitted into the film screening. ID will be checked upon entry.


Te gusta (uts taj wich)

Mexico | 2019 | 3 min.

Director: ADN Maya Films with Jaime Magaña (Maya)

Languages: Spanish and Yucatec Mayan

Category: Music Video

Synopsis: In this music video, Jesús Pat Chablé aka Pat Boy raps in his mother tongue of Yucatec Mayan, carrying a message of Indigenous pride. Pat Boy is part of ADN Maya, a collective of artists from the Yucatec Peninsula who all sing in Maya.



Blood Quantum

Canada | 2019 | 96 min.

Director: Jeff Barnaby

Languages: Mi'gmaq and English with English subtitles

Category: Narrative Feature

Synopsis: The dead are coming back to life outside the isolated Mi'gmaq reserve of Red Crow, except for its Indigenous inhabitants who are strangely immune to the zombie plague. Traylor, the local tribal law enforcement, armed with nothing but a gun, a hangover, and a six-pack, must protect his son's pregnant girlfriend, apocalyptic refugees, and the drunken reserve riff raff from the hordes of walking corpses infesting the streets of Red Crow.



Disclaimer: This film contains strong bloody violence and is not suitable for younger audiences.




Registration is recommended though not required. Admission for the film is free; tickets will be prioritized for registrants before being released to non-registrants on a first-come-first-served basis at 7:45 p.m.



Seating is first-come, first-served. For best seating options, patrons are encouraged to arrive 30 minutes before the scheduled start of the event. Registrations allow us to send a reminder about the event and notify you of any schedule changes.
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Mar
14 Sat
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Environmental Film Festival: Etched in Bone

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 3:30 PM, Show at 4:00 PM
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COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: February 12, 2020 12:20 AM to March 14, 2020 4:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Jacob Nayinggul, an Aboriginal elder from Arnhem Land in northern Australia, knows that bones of his ancestors were stolen by scientists in 1948. For sixty years they were held by the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC as part of a large collection of human anatomy. When the Smithsonian finally agrees to repatriate the bones, Jacob Nayinggul creates a new form of ceremony. Wrapped in paperbark, the stolen bones—and with them the ancestors' spirits—are welcomed home and put to sleep in the land where they were born.


Post-screening discussion with Martin Thomas (Co-director), Joshua Bell (Curator of Globalization, Director of Recovering Voices Program, and Acting Director of the National Anthropological Archives, National Museum of Natural History), and Laurie Burgess (Associate Chair of Anthropology, National Museum of Natural History). Co-presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival.


Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP.


Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Mar
14 Sat
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Environmental Film Festival: Fantastic Fungi

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: February 12, 2020 1:01 AM to March 14, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
This consciousness-shifting film takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet, which houses an underground network that can heal and save our planet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Well, and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence, and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges.


Post-screening discussion with Kathryn Picard (Evolutionary biologist, National Museum of Natural History). Co-presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival.


Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP.


Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Mar
15 Sun
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Environmental Film Festival: The Love Bugs

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 3:30 PM, Show at 4:00 PM
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COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: February 12, 2020 12:32 AM to March 15, 2020 4:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Over the course of 60 years, two married entomologists traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world's largest private collection of insects, with more than one million specimens. But as they grapple with Parkinson's and their twilight years, these two soulmates—married for 55 years—decide to give the collection away.

This humorous and poignant documentary explores the love of nature—and the nature of love—and what it means to devote oneself completely to both.


Post-screening discussion with Allison Otto (Co-director) and Floyd Shockley (Collections Manager of Entomology, National Museum of Natural History). Co-presented as part of the Environmental Film Festival.


Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP.


Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Mar
15 Sun
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Environmental Film Festival: The Serengeti Rules

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: February 11, 2020 11:32 PM to March 15, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Beginning in the 1960s, a small band of young scientists headed out into the wilderness, driven by an insatiable curiosity about how nature works. Immersed in some of the most remote and spectacular places on Earth-from the majestic Serengeti to the Amazon jungle; from the Arctic Ocean to Pacific tide pools—they discovered a single set of rules that govern all life.


Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.


Post-screening discussion with Sean Carroll (author, The Serengeti Rules), Ruth Anna Stolk (Founding Executive Director, Smithsonian Conservation Commons). Presented by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios; Co-presented with the National Museum of Natural History and Jackson Wild as part of the Environmental Film Festival.


Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP.


Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Mar
16 Mon
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Evolve or Perish Game Night

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:00 PM, Show at 6:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
INDIVIDUAL: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: February 16, 2020 5:51 PM to March 16, 2020 6:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Would you have survived the Cretaceous? Take a trip back in deep time and test your survival skills during a game night under the Meg-our 52-foot-long, life-sized megalodon shark model hanging above the Ocean Terrace Café. Paleontologists and experts will be there to chat and answer questions as you enjoy fossil-themed cocktails, food you'll dig, and games that challenge your ability to adapt in the game of life over time!


$15 ticket price includes one beverage - beer, wine, or soda.
Mar
17 Tue
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Experiments in Being Human: Recent Discoveries in Our Own Evolution

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:15 PM, Show at 6:45 PM
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COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: January 19, 2020 4:09 PM to March 17, 2020 6:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Human evolution is one of the most vibrant fields of scientific research, with multiple newsworthy finds reported every year. Join us for an evening with three renowned paleoanthropologists as they share some of the most significant discoveries of fossil remains, archaeological artifacts, and genomics over the last decade that have added to our understanding of human origins. Following their talks, Briana Pobiner, research scientist and educator at the National Museum of Natural History, will moderate a discussion and audience Q&A.



Featured Speakers:

- Zeray Alemseged, Donald N. Pritzker Professor of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago

- John Hawks, Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

- Richard Potts, Curator of Biological Anthropology and Peter Buck Chair of Human Origins at the National Museum of Natural History and curator of its Hall of Human Origins



This program is offered in conjunction with the 10th Anniversary of the David H. Koch Hall of Human Origins.

Mar
20 Fri
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Environmental Film Festival: Dispatches From the Gulf 3 - Ten Years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Washington, DC
United States
Doors at 6:30 PM, Show at 7:00 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
COMP: $0.00

TICKET SALE DATES
COMP Public Onsale: February 12, 2020 12:09 AM to March 20, 2020 7:00 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
WORLD PREMIERE


Has the Gulf of Mexico recovered from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill? As the 10th anniversary of the disaster approaches, an international team of scientists—which has spent nearly that long studying the environmental impact on humans, wildlife, and the ecosystem—assesses the current state of the Gulf, but lingering questions challenge their ability to predict long-term impacts.


PRECEDED BY: The Dolphins of Barataria Bay (USA, 2020, 13 min.)


The salt marshes and mangroves of Louisiana's Barataria Bay are fertile nesting grounds and nurseries for birds and fish. Despite being hit hard by the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout, these waters teem with hundreds of species of marine animals. The bay is also the permanent home for 1,300 bottlenose dolphins. Unfortunately, they are still suffering health effects from the oil spill. A team of veterinarians, biologists, and wildlife epidemiologists participate in a 10-day mission to evaluate this dolphin community. Their goal is to discover any chronic health issues linked to oil exposure.


Now in the twilight of their eminent careers, these five unsung heroes of modern ecology share the stories of their adventures, reveal how their pioneering work flipped our view of nature on its head, and give us a chance to reimagine the world as it could and should be.


Post-screening discussion will follow.


Co-presented with the Gulf of Mexico Research Institute as part of the Environmental Film Festival.


Due to the nature of this free event, all seating will be first-come, first-served. Please help us prepare our theater and building staff by submitting your RSVP.


Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.
Mar
21 Sat
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World & Me Family Program: Bones, Bones, Animal Bones

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 10:30 AM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $2.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
RESERVATION Registration Opens: February 13, 2020 12:03 PM to March 21, 2020 10:30 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Learn more about your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum's collections.



For this month's program, families will explore bones and skeletons. After a book reading of "Bone by Bone: Comparing Animal Skeletons" by Sara Levine, participants will investigate what skeletons can tell us about how different animals (including humans!) live and move. After the program, participants can continue their exploration of this topic in the Bone Hall located on the second floor.



Cost: Please register to guarantee a spot in the program. Reservation is $2.00 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.


Location: The Theater in the Q?rius Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the museum. Q?rius is located next to the Constitution Avenue entrance.

Learn about Family Memberships here.



Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.

Apr
11 Sat
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World & Me Family Program: Prehistoric Sea Monsters

Washington, DC
United States
Show at 10:30 AM
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REGISTRATION PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
RESERVATION: $2.00

REGISTRATION SALE DATES
RESERVATION Registration Opens: February 13, 2020 11:27 AM to March 21, 2020 10:30 AM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Learn more about your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum's collections.



For this month's program, families will explore the discovery of mosasaurs, sharks and fish fossils in Angola, Africa. After a book reading of Tylosaurus by Gerry Bailey, participants will sift for and identify fossils to learn more about how paleontologists make discoveries about animals that lived long ago and are no longer alive today.



Cost: Please register to guarantee a spot in the program. Reservation is $2.00 per person. Children ages 2 and under are free.


Location: The Theater in the Q?rius Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the museum. Q?rius is located next to the Constitution Avenue entrance.

Learn about Family Memberships here.



Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language interpretation, real-time captioning (CART), or audio description are available with two-weeks advanced notice. To request this service, please call (202) 633-5238 or e-mail NMNHAccessibility@si.edu. This event is wheelchair accessible.

10th Street And Constitution Avenue Nw
Washington, DC
United States
National Museum of Natural History