Native Spirit Film Festival returns to London’s historic Bloomsbury to present contemporary Indigenous Film, Native Media and Artists, partnering with Bloomsbury Festival and as event participants with UNESCO 2019 Year of Indigenous Languages #IYIL2019
MARK YOUR CALENDARS – Saturday 12th October
We invite you to join us for our Festival Opening on Indigenous Peoples Day.
2-4pm – Opening Day Films and Arts – INDIGENOUS BRAZIL: GUARDING THE FOREST Reuters filmmaker Max Baring reports on the the Guajajara warriors fighting back against the senseless destruction of the Amazon; and INDIGENOUS ELECTRONIC ARTS FILM SHORTS and DIGITAL BODYPAINTING with Thydêwá Director Sebastián Gerlic and Dr Thea Pitman at THE COURT ROOM, SENATE HOUSE, INSTITUTE OF LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES. Entry £10 requested donation at door. Register here
6.30-9.30pm – Opening Night – we’re honoured to announce Special guest artist ZENA EDWARDS will open our 13th Native Spirit Festival with ‘CHILL PILL’ playing !Xuma mouthbow from the Kalahari desert while singing Afro Blue – a tribute to her Grandfather at THE BRUNEI GALLERY THEATRE. Entry £10 Register here
Gala Film KNA THE DREAMWEAVER T’boli language (English subtitles) in partnership with SOAS World Languages Institute. Drinks reception. Display of Indigenous Philippines Textiles and Costume courtesy of The Philippines Embassy and Philippines Studies at SOAS.