LATINO LONDON TODAY: News | What's On
Search:
Employment | Advertise | Grants | Press | Newsletter

Events


Native Spirit Film Festival : 12 - 19 October

Native Spirit Film Festival : 12 - 19 October

An special invitation to the 7th edition of the Native Spirit Film Festival, held 12 - 19 October at SOAS University London. (See below for programme or for updates and full line up: www.nativespiritfoundation.org)

Premiering award-winning films and contributions from across the globe, this year’s Native Spirit Film Festival hosts several Q&A panel discussions with international guests. The selection features more than 30 films including documentaries, feature films, shorts and animation from the Americas, Australia, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, Kenya, Taiwan and China.

This event is the only independent festival of its kind in the UK, for and by Native peoples, showcasing Native film makers and providing a platform for dialogue between the Indigenous worlds and industrialised societies.

The opening weekend is dedicated to Mayan and Mexica peoples, commencing with a ceremony by Atlachinolli Aztec Dancers. A delegation from Mexico speak about their documentary, CHANANTSKUA followed by the UK premiere and highly acclaimed, award-winning film HEART OF SKY HEART OF EARTH. Another UK premiere, 2012 THE MAYAN WORD, screens on Sunday evening with Q&A by a UK-based Mayan, Dr Genner Llanes-Ortiz. ALUNA THE MOVIE, which premiered last week at Raindance, will be screened on Monday with Q&A.

THE UK PREMIERES

· HEART OF SKY HEART OF EARTH directed by Frauke Sandig and Eric Black. Winner of multiple awards and a number of Special Jury Mentions worldwide. Beautifully filmed over many years, the film follows the everyday and ceremonial life of six young Maya in Guatemala and Chiapas, revealing their determination to resist the destruction of their culture and environment. The intimate accounts of the protagonists interweave with images of natures’ fragile beauty and the creation myth of the Popol Vuh.

· 2012 THE MAYAN WORD directed by Melissa Gunasena, is both a message of hope and a call to action. Featuring testimonies from contemporary Mayans throughout Mesoamerica, including spiritual guides, activists, community leaders, farmers, artists, teachers and children, this film is an extraordinary journey into the heart of Mayan struggle and spirituality. Followed by a Q&A with Dr Genner Llanes-Ortiz, Mayan Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of London.

* PROGRAMME *

# SATURDAY 12 Oct
(G2 Lecture Theatre)
19:10 Opening Dance Ceremony
Atlachinolli Mexica Dancers

19:30 CHANANTSKUA (2013, 24 min) + Q&A (José Carlos Macouzet, Eduardo Macouzet (Producer), Pedro Ponce (co-Producer)

20:30 UK Premier – HEART OF SKY HEART OF EARTH (2011, 98 min) + Q&A Kevin O'Dell of Guatemala Solidarity Network


# SUNDAY 13 Oct
(G2 Lecture Theatre)
19:15 SPIRITI (2012, 24 min)

20:30 UK premier – 2012 MAYAN WORD (2012, 64 min) + Q&A (Dr Genner Llanes-Ortiz (Postdoctoral researcher ‘Indigeneity in the Contemporary World')


# MONDAY 14 Oct
(Room 116)
19:15 NUTSHIMIT – ON THE LAND (2012, 51 min) + Q&A (Dr. Colin Samson, Professor of Sociology, Delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations, Author of ‘A World You Do Not Know')

20:30 UESHKAT INNIUM (IN DAYS GONE BY) (5 min)

20:40 STATUS AND TRENDS IN THE ARTIC BIODIVERSITY (2013, 21 min)

20:55 ALUNA THE MOVIE (2012, 86 min) + Q&A (Alan Ereira)


# TUESDAY 15 Oct
(Room 116)
19:15 10 CANOES (90 min) + Q&A (Sue Darling & Louise Jefferson ENIAR European Network for Indigenous Australian Rights)

21:10 CANNING PARADISE (90 min)

21:40 REFLECTIONS (2012, 5 min)

21:45 BIKPELA BAGARAP (BIG DAMAGE) (2011, 43 min) + Q&A (David Fedele)


# WEDNESDAY 16 Oct
(Room 116)
19:15 ANISHINABE (2013, 5 min)

19:20 YELLOW FEVER, UNCOVERING THE NAVAJO URANIUM LEGACY (2013, 57 min)

20:30 WE CAN’T EAT GOLD (2013, 81 min) + Q&A (Panel Bobby Andrew (Nunamta Aulukestai Spokesman), Joshua Tucker, Thomas Tilden)

22:30 THE SACRED PLACE WHERE LIFE BEGINS, QWICH’IN WOMEN SPEAK (2013, 20 min)

22:50 BLOCKUS 138 (2012, 8 min)


# THURSDAY 17 Oct
(Room 116)
19:15 CONNECTING THE CHALKBOARD (2012, 5 min)

19:20 YOUNG LAKOTA (2013, 83 min) + Q&A (Shunkaha Wanagiwin, Oglala Lakota from Pine Ridge, talks about life as a Lakota woman)

Wakiponi Mobile Shorts (First Nations Film)
WISH UPON A STAR (2012, 6 min)
MICTA (2012, 2 min)
SAKITAKWIN (2012, 4 min)
DEATH OF DWARFS (2013, 5 min)

22:30 THE MOSUO SISTERS (2012, 80 min)


# FRIDAY 18 Oct
(Room 116)
18:15 DREAM OF THE FLYING TATALA (2011, 60 min)

19: 20 MILLETS BACK HOME (2013, 72 min)

20: 45 THE CRYING BAMBOO FOREST (2011, 78 min)

22:10 PRINCESS FALLS (EL SALTO DE LA PRINCESA) (2012, 20 min)


# SATURDAY 19 Oct
(KLT Lecture Theatre)
19:15 AMAZON SOULS (30 min) + Q&A (Sarah Begum)

20:00 CHILDREN OF THE JAGUAR (LOS DESCENDIENTES DEL JAGUAR) (30 min) + Q&A (Mariano Machain (co-Producer), Amnesty International)

21:00 AWA: EARTH’S MOST THREATENED TRIBE (2011, 5 min)

21:30 THE KALSHA AND THE CRESENT (13 min)

21:45 THE RAPE OF SAMBURU (13 min)

22:00 BATTLE FOR THE XINGU (21 min) + Q&A (Lara Lee Cultures of Resistance)

************

ABOUT NATIVE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL

The Native Spirit Film Festival is part of the Native Spirit Foundation, a UK registered non-profit organisation running entirely on volunteers, promoting education and the protection of the rights of Indigenous peoples. The Foundation aims to inspire new possibilities for understanding life, by celebrating the strength and potential of the human spirit.

Since 2007, the organisation has produced the Annual Native Spirit Festival celebrating Indigenous culture with film screenings, workshops and performances. Throughout the year, Native Spirit holds special events generating a permanent platform for dialogue between the Indigenous world and industrialised societies. Native Spirit events are non-commercial, non-competitive and run entirely by volunteers.

TICKETS & PASSES

Suggested donation between 5 and 10 Pounds kindly appreciated to help support the festival costs, NS projects and future events

For press or more information contact festival@nativespiritfoundation.org or nativespiritfilms@gmail.com

Current Comments

No Comments have yet been Added

Add Comment