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12:00 OLOSHO
Six Maasai from three distinct clans document their twenty+ year battle to protect their territory between the Serengeti, Maasai Mara and Ngorongoro from foreign companies and the Tanzanian government intent on evicting the Maasai for luxury hunting of the world’s most valuable wildlife.
Dir. Oltoilo Le Maa (Maasai Video Collective) | 2015 | Tanzania | 16’


INNER ME
The stories of Immaculée, Sylvie and Stuka are of everyday struggle against marginalization, abuse and oppression. Despite insurmountable obstacles imposed on them by society, they show how their strong and undefeated will allows them to take hold of their fate every single day and reveals the beautiful resilience of the human spirit.
Dir. Antonio Spanò | 2016 | Democratic Republic Congo | 30’


BY ANY OTHER NAME: AFRO-AMERINDIAN HERITAGE


An exploration of how historical events, past documentation and sociological perspectives have understated the existence of tribally unrecognized people with mixed African and Native American ancestry.
“I want people to take control of their own identities and be able to define who they are, not relinquish that authority to someone else.”
Dir. Steven D. Gayle | 2017 | Native American, USA | 60’


TRASH CASH
John Kizito runs away from his family after mistreatment by his step mother. He finds solace at one of the landing sites of Kampala Suburbs of Ggaba, picks scrap and sleeps under capsized boats. John has a future that is too bright to believe in.
Dir. Wilberforce Muhzura | 2014 | Other | Uganda | 7’


THE HONEY HUNTER
The story of a Malagasy man taught by his father how to uncover bee hives resting high above them in the forest canopy.All fears are vanquished by a deep-rooted passion for this age-old art.
Dir. Duncan Parker | 2017 | Other | Madagascar | 3’


ZAOULI

A study of Zaouli de Manfla masquerade.
Dir. Keeley Gould | 2017 | Kweni, Ivory Coast | 1’


14:45 ANCESTRAL VOICES: SPIRIT IS ETERNAL


An exploration of humanity’s oldest documented faith practices connecting African cosmology and Indigenous spirituality.
Dir: Dalian Adofo & Verona Spence-Adofo | 2017 | Brazil, Haiti, South Africa, UK, USA | 16’ mins

Q&A Dir. Dalian Adofo


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20 Oct - 10th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: Conference to review progress and challenges

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