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2019 NATIVE SPIRIT FESTIVAL DATES

LONDON – 13th Native Spirit Festival 12-20 OCTOBER 2019
Native Spirit returns to the heart of London following London Film Festival and launching on Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Presenting International Indigenous Film, partnering with Bloomsbury Festival and as event participants with UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages 2019. Festival planning underway – stay tuned for updates – check our Outreach EVENTS box on this page.

TAIWAN – 2nd Native Spirit Taiwan November 2019
We’re delighted to announce the 2nd NATIVE SPIRIT TAIWAN in South Taiwan, with local Indigenous Cinema and selected Shorts from International filmmakers, film workshops for young people, art exhibitions, food, music, dance. Festival organisers are Native artists, filmmakers and educators.

Native Spirit Foundation is a non-profit, Volunteer-run organisation founded by Mapuche leader Freddy Treuquil to bring knowledge and awareness of Native cultures, and longer-term Community educational projects supporting Escuela Nueva.

“All the [activists] have come to the conclusion that one objective of making video, radio and television is for the other culture to know us. It is necessary to create a bridge to share our culture in an educational form, without losing our identity.” Freddy Treuquil.

Native Spirit Festival is the UK’s first and only Independent annual festival of films, talks and performances celebrating Native cultural heritage, showcasing Indigenous Cinema, MediaMakers and Artists. Native Spirit collaborates with Outreach events throughout the year and supports 13 Moons screenings in partnership with SOAS Native Spirit Film Society.

2018 Programme 12th NATIVE SPIRIT FILM FESTIVAL 11-21 OCTOBER 2018

Still from 'As Hiper Mulheres' by Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette and Takumã Kuikuro

Still from ‘As Hiper Mulheres’ by Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette and Takumã Kuikuro