It's a very special opportunity, and we're glad and grateful to be selected by Diaspora Film Festival. The programmer wrote a beautiful note which we're quoting here:
"The word ‘mother tongue’ literally refers to the language a newborn baby learns from his or her mother, but this is not always the case for immigrant families, and it is here an interesting paradox comes to light. As with Lisa’s case, first and second-generation family members often do not share the same mother tongue. Eris Qian’s short film Mother Tongue is a reminder that ‘linguistic nationalism,’ which dictates that ethnicity and language should be one, is not as simple as it is made out to be."