The Language of Healing

Language serves as an imperfect bridge between our innermost emotions and the outside world. How can we communicate our pain, loss, passion, or rage? This double feature focuses on individuals experiencing loss and their attempts to fill the void to allow for healing. These shorts explore the surprising, creative, and secret ways that “language” in its many forms can be used to display the tenacity of the human spirit.

Program curated by Ryan Kuang and Chetana R. Narasimha Jois

LIVE Q&A on 11/06 at 10:00 P.M. EST

In this program

Film still from Georgia


Directed by Jayil Pak

Based on a true story. When the police refuse to investigate their daughter’s alleged suicide, two technology-challenged parents decide to design a protest banner.

Film still from Snake Trail

Snake Trail

Directed by Shicong Zhu

When modern bureaucracy and science stand against her, a grief-stricken young Chinese girl reaches into the past to honor her departed mother.