Native Spirit SOAS Society & Native Spirit Foundation,
with the support of SOAS Student Union presents…
13 MOONS SCREENINGS @ SOAS University
Indigenous Films Every FULL MOON
Wednesday 15 July 2011
13 MOONS SCREENINGS is a regular evening of films and performances promoting the cultures of Indigenous people and take place at SOAS every full moon.
7PM – FILM SCREENING
Presented by the film’s directors Dalian Adofo & Verona Spence
ANCESTRAL VOICES ESOTERICAL AFRICAN KNOWLEDGE
An educational documentary spanning two continents, opening up a much-needed debate about traditional African spiritual systems; their cosmologies, ideologies and underlying ethical principles.
Modern science no longer refutes the origins of mankind being in Africa and similarities in the cosmological ideologies of African esoteric systems with those found in many established world religions today, suggest that it was not only people that migrated, but also concepts and themes that then provided the bedrock for the formation of other systems of belief.
The documentary aims to shed light on a topic shrouded in much mystique, negativity, superstition and ignorance, to allow for informed discourses on the subject without fear of persecution or oppression.
Through video interviews, a range of individuals of different faiths in the United Kingdom share their experiences and knowledge of these esoteric systems and their perceptions of them in light of other established religions and mainstream media coverage of these esoteric systems.
Traditional shaman from the Greater Accra, Eastern and Ashanti regions in Ghana, West Africa, are also interviewed to provide authentic accounts of their cosmologies, practices and esoteric spiritual systems.
FOLLOWED BY TALK WITH THE DIRECTORS
& Ifaleke – The Babalawo (Yoruba priest) -in-training
Friday 15 July 2011@ SOAS University
7 pm – ROOM: TBC
Entry Suggested Donation £5
SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H
Tel: +44 (0)20 7898 4995