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Indigenous Language Films - UNESCO International Mother Language Day

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2019 is the UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages

Native Spirit presents a programme of Indigenous Film screenings (English subtitles) for #UNESCO International Year of Indigenous Languages #IYIL2019 on International Mother Language Day (IMLD) in collaboration with The Foundry - A Place for Change.

This event will begin the fundraising needed for our 2019 Native Spirit Festival #IndigenousCinema

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES AROUND THE WORLD

This Shorts programme starts in Peru with Quechua, travels north to Mexico to meet Didza Shon and Tu’un Savi speakers, then up towards Haida, Yup'ik Territory, BC Canada... more films to come... we might end up in Australia - come join us and see!

note: playlist order may change

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OTRAS MADRES Dir INGRID PUMAYALLA | 2018 | Quechua, Peru | 13min - watch Otras Madres TRAILER

15 February 2019 Update - INGRID PUMAYALLA WILL BE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE SCREENING AND TO SPEAK TO THE AUDIENCE more details to come...

Matilde Umeres returns to Pantipata, her native land after twenty-two years. She left at the age of nine in a two days’ bus journey to the capital of Peru, Lima. She arrived in the capital without speaking any Spanish only her native Quechua, language of the native indigenous people of the Andes. She will not forget this language and after some years it allows her to find her family after hearing the news of her mother’s funeral.

SUBVERSIVE DIVERSITY

Dir. Jan-Holger Hennies, a collaboration with María de la Luz González (Language: Didza Shon), Uriel Nute Kuijin & Fabián Bonilla López (Language: Tu’un Savi) | 2018 | Spanish with English Subtitles, Mexico | 13'

When Spanish colonisation arrived in the territory known today as Mexico, more than 200 languages were spoken by it's inhabitants. Only 68 languages still survive and migration has brought many of them deep into the country’s urban centres. Here, the languages continue to be heard because some speakers refuse to let them disappear. In the face of centuries of repression and enforced silence they become a re-connection with memory, a proof of resistance and a subversion of the power relations that were founded in the colonial experience and carried forth in the modern nation state.
Commissioned and supported by the Granada Centre for Visual Anthropology, Manchester, and the Open World Research Initiative “Cross Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community”

MUXES Dir. Ivan Olita | 2018 | Oaxaca, Mexico | 10'

The latest documentary by Ivan Olita is a piece documenting the far reaches of the southern state of Oaxaca where, in the Indigenous communities around the town of Juchitán, the world is not divided simply into males and females. The local Zapotec people have made room for a third category, which they call 'muxes' - men who consider themselves women and live in a socially sanctioned limbo between the two genders.

VOICE OF OUR ANCESTORS Dir. Waats’asdiyei (Joe Yates) | 2018 | Yupik, Haida, Canada | 12min - Watch Voice of Our Ancestors TRAILER

Read about documentary HERE
Alaska is home to more than 20 Native languages including Yup’ik, Inupiat, Tlingit, Alutiiq, Koyukon, Aleut, Tsimshian, Gwich’in, Haida…. From the fjords in the Southeast to the northern tundra where it meets the Arctic Ocean, the Alaskan languages have been spoken and sung for tens of thousands of years. A young couple continue their heritage by teaching their daughter Yup'ik and Haida - See firsthand how important your language will affect the way you live.


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*Hearing Loops available (films subtitled in English without closed captions)

The Foundry is a remarkable RIBA award winning, BREEAM 'Excellent' rated centre in Vauxhall, London offering office, meeting, conference and exhibition space to social justice and human rights focused organisations.

http://www.aplaceforchange.co.uk

Directions

By London Underground:
- The nearest stations are VAUXHALL and OVAL. Vauxhall is on the Victoria line and is also an overground station with direct lines from Waterloo Station. Oval in on the Northern line. The Foundry is a 10 minute walk from both stations.

By bus:
- Routes 2, 36, 77, 87, 88, 156, 185, 196, 344, 360, 436 and Night Routes N2, N87 and N136 serve Vauxhall bus station which is a short walk from The Foundry.

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