At a time when 31 states have passed “English Only” laws, four pioneering families put their children in public schools where, from the first day of kindergarten, their teachers speak mostly Chinese or Spanish. SPEAKING IN TONGUES follows four diverse kids on a journey to become bilingual. This charming story will challenge you to rethink the skills that Americans need in the 21st century.
Winner of the Audience Award at the San Francisco International Film Festival.
September Bay Area Events, KQED Broadcasts & PBS Player News
KQED TOWN HALL MEETING, SAN FRANCISCO
Free film screening with expert panel discussion
Thursday, September 2, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
KQED, 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
Limited seating so please RSVP here.
JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER, SAN FRANCISCO
Free Film Screening and Q&A with the filmmakers
Wednesday, September 15, 7 – 9:00 p.m.
3200 California Street, San Francisco
Advance reservation required: Call 415.292.1233 or email arts[at]jccsf[dot]org
BERNAL HEIGHTS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Film screening and Q&A with the filmmakers
Wednesday, September 22, 6:30 to 8 p.m.
500 Cortland Avenue, San Francisco, 415.355.2810
Sunday, September 26 at 6 p.m.
Thursday, September 30 at 11 p.m.
Speaking In Tongues is the first documentary ever to stream in English, Spanish, and Chinese simultaneously.
On the PBS PLAYER: August 30 to September 15