Film Image
Mother Tongue
Producer: Third World Newsreel Workshop
1994
BW
7 minutes
US
English

Mother Tongue

Inspired by the experience of her great-grandparents, Mallard uses the history of slavery and the nature of language to examine the profound effects of colonization on the psyche of a people.
Awards

• Special Merit, Prized Pieces International Film and Video Competition, 1994
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