Native Spirit film festival screening
March 30, 2010 18:00Tagged as: culture environmentalism social_struggles solidarity
SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies, Room G2,
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London, WC 1H
3 films in the screenings once every full moon at SOAS, 13 Moons
6pm Finding Our Talk: Australia 24mins. dir. Paul Richard
In the last 200 years, Australia has suffered the largest and most rapid loss of languages known to history. In Nambucca Heads, the Guymbaynggirr people work to revive a near-extinct language, while in Alice Springs vibrant languages learned at home are struggling to survive.
7pm Blossoms of Fire 57mins. Zapoteco people, Mexico/US, dir. Maureen Gosling
This film celebrates the extraordinary lives of the Isthmus Zapotecs of southern Oaxaca, Mexico, whose culture is rooted in a strong work ethic and fierce independent streak, powerful women, and an unusual tolerance of alternative gender roles.
8.15pm The Whispering of the Trees. 55mins. Mapuche, Chile/Germany, dir. Tom Lemke
A People's livelihood balances on the branches of the Monkey Puzzle Tree, the Mapuche Pehuenche - People of the Araucaria as it is known to the Native Mapuche of the Southern Chilean Andes.
Entry £6, students/unemployed £3. All proceeds go to indigenous education projects in South America.
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