Native Spirit film screening
April 28, 2010 19:00Tagged as: culture social_struggles solidarity
Room KLT, SOAS School of Oriental and Asian Studies,
Thornhaugh St., Russell Square, London WC1H
Two films in the ongoing 13 Moons screenings, each full moon.
7pm. WHY SAVE A LANGUAGE 27mins USA Dir. Sally Thompson
Tribe members explain why native languages are important, and discuss historic and contemporary issues and their efforts to revitalise their language.
7.30pm. THE GIFT OF PACHAMAMA 104 mins Uyuni-Quechua People, 2008, Bolivia/Japan/USA Dir. Toshifumi Matsushita
Near the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, families still earn their living by harvesting salt and using it to barter for staples on the 'Ruta de la Sal'.
Kunturi is thirteen years old and growing up near the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia. Following a familial loss, Kunturi is deemed mature enough to join his father Sauci for the annual three-month journey along the salt route.
Entry £ 6/£3 students/dole.
All funds raised go to indigenous educational projects in south america.
Contact email: Info@nativespiritfestival.com