Call for Volunteers 2018

WANTED! Plans for our 12th Native Spirit Festival in October are  underway. We’re looking for Indigenous Cinema fans to help with following: Development, Fundraising – Graphic Design – Eventbrite – Marketing – Press PR – Budgeting, Accounts – AV – Stewarding – Proofreading (Programme) – Research – Flyer Distribution – Filming & Editing – Audio – Photography – Governance – General Admin. Skills: Excel, Googledocs, Indigogo, Instagram, Facebook, Mailchimp, InDesign, Photoshop, WordPress, YouTube, Vimeo, Prezi, Skype

If you have a small amount of time to lend in the run up to Oct or would like to play a central role in organising Native Spirit Festival, please apply here VOLUNTEER FORM or contact

Donate to Native Spirit

Native Spirit is a not-for-profit charitable organisation run by a handful of dedicated, unpaid volunteers working to promote Indigenous filmmakers and artists. If you like what we do and would like us to continue the festival please call Tweed, Festival Director on 07779 529589 or donate to our account via Transferwise Name: NATIVE SPIRIT FILM Email: IBAN: GB96 OPBK 0892 9965 1947 99 The Cooperative Bank

Collaborations – Supporters – Venues

Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela in the UK
SOAS Student Union LogoSOAS Students’ Union is the official representative body of the students of SOAS – School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Artists and Organisations


Danza de las Tijeras – Scissors Dance. Traditional indigenous dance/martial art from Peru.



Taking its name from an Inca dagger, Tumi was founded in 1978 by Mo Fini promoting fair trade crafts and goods with Latin America.


Based in London, XIQUIPILTZIN is knowledgeable about a vast array of topics including: cultural history of the people of the Americas, and changes brought about to the Americas with the European contact. He conducts a variety of the Mexica (Aztec) ceremonies. He also shares his knowledge of the pre-Hispanic cuisine. He brings a message of peace, cooperation, and unity of all people.

With over 30 years of publishing under its belt, and more than 75,000 subscribers worldwide, the New Internationalist is renowned for its radical, campaigning stance on a range of world issues.

Movimientos is an organisation dedicated to the promotion of Latin American culture in the UK and beyond; providing a platform for Latino artists living in the UK. It also works to provide a space for the organisations that promote awareness on issues relating to the continent .

Formed in 1995, in the UK, Kausary has a repertoire of traditional Andean and contemporary Latin sounds. Styles typical of the Andean highlands, coastal lowlands, Amazon basin and forest, Cuban, Latin are all played with a depth of emotion unequalled.

Manu Chao and his band Radio Bemba are internationally acclaimed musicians with recordings of popular Latin beats and political lyrics.


Traditional Navajo Indigenous music from the Dine Culture (North America) by the Jones Benally Family, and political punk rock, from the three youngest member making up the band Blackfire.

The Rainforest Foundation is an international organisation that supports indigenous people and traditional populations of the world’s rainforests in their efforts to protect their environment and fulfil their rights.

Arkology, a London-based Rasta Farai collective of musicians, artists and singers plays English roots reggae urban dub.

Rhythms, dance and melodies from the Caribbean coast of Colombia – rootsy mix of African, Indigenous Indian and European flavours.

A new approach to Andean music combining traditional and modern instruments.