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Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues at Margaret Mead Film Festival

October 24, 2015 @ 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

| $12

Both a celebration of the world’s languages and a call to action to preserve global linguistic diversity, Khonsay is a unique document: a motion poem written in 50 endangered languages, from Yiddish to Nuer (South Sudan) and Adnyamathanha (Australia). Compiled by the poet and activist Bob Holman, who calls it “a cento in film,” the work is tour de force of poetic styles and cinematic techniques, and its effect is at once delightful, melancholic, and mesmerizing.

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Date:
October 24, 2015
Time:
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Cost:
$12
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Website:
http://www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/films/khonsay-poem-of-many-tongues

Organizer

Steve Zeitlin
Phone:
212-529-1955 x11
Email:

Venue

Margaret Mead Film Festival
American Museum of Natural History
New York, NY 10024 United States
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Phone:
(212) 769-5200

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