31st Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival


All events are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, MMFF events will take place on Wednesdays at 7:30pm UMass Amherst in the Isenberg SOM 137 auditorium.

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Festival Program

February 2/21 – When Spring Came to Bucha (2022, Mila Teshaieva and Marcus Lenz, Ukraine, 64 min, in Ukrainian and Russian w/ English subtitles)

February 2/28 – Goodbye Julia (2023, Mohamed Kordofani, South Sudan, 120 min, in Arabic w/ English subtitles)

March 3/6 – No Winter Holidays (2023, Rajan Kathet and Sunir Pandey, Nepal, 79 min, in Nepali w/ English subtitles) & A Mother Youngsoon (2022, Lee Chang-jun, South Korea, 85 min, in Korean w/ English subtitles)

March 3/13 – DEFA Chilean Short Movies; Chile (Chile, 1975, dirs. Juan Forch, Jörg Herrmann, 2 min, color, silhouette animation, in German with English subtitles) Chile Lives (Chile lebt, 1976, dirs. Michael Börner, Juan Forch, 2 min, color, animation, in German with English subtitles) La Brigada – A Mural for the Unidad Popular in Dresden (Brigada – Ein Beitrag zur Solidarität anläßlich der 16. Arbeiterfestspiele 1976 in Dresden, 1976-77, dirs. Juan Forch, Rolf Hofmann, 11 min, color, doc, in German with English subtitles) Lautaro (Lautaro, 1977, dir. Juan Forch, 18 min, color, cutout animation, in German with English subtitles) Neutron Peace? (Neutronenfrieden?, 1977, dir. Juan Forch, 3 min, color, cut-out animation, no dialogue) Nobody Can Stop the Revolution (Die Revolution kann keiner aufhalten, 1976, dir. Juan Forch, 6 min, color, animation, in German with English subtitles) Rosaura (Rosaura, 1978, dir. Lothar Barke, 6 min, color, animation, in German with English subtitles)

March 3/27 – Rock.Paper.Grenade (2022, Iryna Tsilyk and Artem Chekh, Ukraine, 93 min, Ukrainian w/ English subtitles)

April 4/3 – 20,000 Species of Bees (2023, Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren, Basque Country, 128 min, Basque & Spanish w/ English subtitles)

April 4/10 – Rapito (2023, Marco Bellocchio, Susanna Nicchiarelli and Edoardo Albinati, Italy, 134 min, Italian w/ English subtitles)

April 4/17 – Bir’em (2022, Camille Clavel, France, 75 min, Arabic w/ English subtitles)

April 4/24 – Anhell69 (2022, Theo Montoya, Columbia, 75 min, Spanish w/ English subtitles)

May 5/1 – Sis Dies Corrents (2021, Neus Ballús and Margarita Melgar, Catalonia, 85 min, Catalan & Spanish w/ English subtitles)

The Festival opens on February 21st, 2024.

Weekly screenings will be shown on Wednesdays at 7:30 at UMass Amherst Isenberg School of Management Room 137 (unless otherwise stated). Festival events will begin on February 21st and continue to May 1st. The majority of the films are accompanied by critical, contextualizing introductions by scholars and filmmakers.  All events— screenings, introductions, audience Q&As and conversations with filmmakers and guests—are free and open to the public. Unless otherwise noted, all events begin at 7:30pm.

Land Acknowledgment

The University of Massachusetts Amherst acknowledges that it was founded and built on the unceded homelands of the Pocumtuc Nation on the land of the Norrwutuck community.

We begin with gratitude for nearby waters and lands. We recognize these lands and waters as important Relations with which we are all interconnected and depend to sustain life and well-being. The Pocumtuc had connections with these lands for millennia. Over 400 years of colonization, when Pocumtuc Peoples were displaced, many joined their Algonquian relatives to the east, south, west, and north. That includes Mashpee and Aquinnah Wampanoag, Nipmuc, Narragansett, Mohegan, Pequot, Mohican, communities and Abenaki, and other nations of the Wabanaki Confederacy. These Native peoples still maintain connections and relationships of care for these lands today. We also acknowledge that the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a Land Grant University. As part of the Morrill Land Grant Act, portions of land from 82 Native Nations west of the Mississippi were sold to provide the resources to found and build this university.

As an active first step toward decolonization, we encourage you to learn more about the Native Nations whose homelands UMass Amherst now resides and the Indigenous homelands on which you live and work. We also invite you to deepen your relationship with these living lands and waters.