Native Spirit Festival Award

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We are very proud to stand with the Adnyamathanha, Gurindji, Tanganekald, Yankunytjatjara Anangu, Mirning, Narungga Aboriginal Australian people forward who are united in their case AGAINST the present and planned uranium mining and nuclear dump activities in South Australia.

The ‘Protecting Country’ film has been selected for screening at the 13th Native Spirit Indigenous Film Festival - Launch Day - UNESCO IYIL2019 Brunei Gallery Theatre, SOAS Russell Square, London, United Kingdom to be screened on Saturday, 12 October 2019 between 17:00 to 21:30 (BST)

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Native Spirit was established in 2005 and is the UK's first Independent organisation promoting contemporary Indigenous Cinema, Media & Artists with Year-round events, an annual Film Festival starting 12th October in London, and sister festival in Taiwan (November).

The founder of Native Spirit Foundation, Freddy Treuquil, Mapuche leader states: “All the [activists] have come to the conclusion that one objective of making video, radio and television is for the other culture to know us. It is necessary to create a bridge to share our culture in an educational form, without losing our identity.” - Native Spirit website


Bruce Hammond, an Aboriginal Tanganekald man with ties to the coast in the lower South East of South Australia and the central desert regions of Finke and Alice Springs in conjunction with Alexander Hayes & Magali McDuffie from Ngikalikarra Media brought the ‘Protecting Country’ documentary film on a screening road trip across Australia.

Read more about the entire film journey across Australia here - http://www.ngikalikarra.org/projects/protecting-country-film


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