Bridges to the World International Film Festival
BRIDGES TO THE WORLD
The Bridges to the World International Film Festival is a celebration of Maryland’s global reach and a reflection of those connections in the state. It is coordinated by World Artists Experiences and Maryland’s Office of the Secretary of State International Division. 2021 is our 13th Season and highlights films from: Mozambique, Latvia, Mexico, Japan, and Egypt. The films are selected and sponsored by the embassy of each country and are screened in six distinct regions of Maryland: Annapolis, Bowie, California, Cumberland, Salisbury, and Towson. Each film is introduced and is followed by a discussion.
- 2/2 Mozambique, On the Front Line (2018)
- 2/9 Latvia, Mellow Mud (2016)
- 2/16 Mexico, Redes (1935)
- 2/23 Japan, For Love’s Sake (2018)
- 3/2 Egypt, The Citizen (2013)
A look at Mozambique, the country of origin for the first film in the 2021 Bridges to the World Film Festival, "On the Frontline: the Rangers of Gorongosa National Park"
LATVIA: The introduction to "Mello Mud" from the February 9th zoom viewing of the film. https://youtu.be/zoGMIrOtLd4
MEXICO: The introduction to "Redes" from the February 16th zoom viewing of the film. https://youtu.be/nNjGS2SQwog
JAPAN: The introduction to "For Love's Sake" from the February 23rd zoom viewing of the film.
EGYPT: The introduction to "The Citizen" from the March 2nd zoom viewing of the film. https://youtu.be/IySd8t40L2Q
Countries previously featured
- 2009 – Ecuador, China, Estonia, and Egypt
- 2010 – Argentina, Korea, Russia, Nigeria, and Estonia
- 2011 – Mexico, Vietnam, Poland, Iraq, and India
- 2012 – Brazil, Japan, Austria, Turkey, and Sri Lanka
- 2013 – Australia, Czech Republic, Israel, Taiwan and Uruguay
- 2014 – Ukraine, Chile, Israel, China, and Slovenia
- 2015 – Thailand, Peru, Sweden, China, and Kenya
- 2016 – Israel, Slovakia, Philippines, Panama, and Syria
- 2017 – Colombia, Korea, Hungary, Egypt, and Mexico
- 2018 – Paraguay, Estonia, Jordan, Oman, and Bulgaria
- 2019 – Lithuania, Israel, Mongolia, Mozambique, Canada
- 2020 – Chile, Indonesia, Finland, China, Egypt
Cultural Ambassadors in Schools
To have cultural ambassadors in each school who can build bridges to the world; motivating and challenging all of the school staff and students to develop world knowledge, citizenship and spirit thus enhancing mutual understanding, respect, trust, hope and peace in the world.
Who is a Cultural Ambassador in Schools?
- A person who finds joy in the cultures and arts of the world;
- A person who is willing to learn from the world's people, culture, and the arts;
- A person who is willing to walk in others shoes and see through other's eyes;
- A person who embraces the vision of World Artists Experiences of building bridges of international
- A person who is willing to search for ways of developing mutual respect and caring for others throughout the world, and stir school spirit with this.
- A person who knows the need for world citizenship responsibilities.