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Screen/Society--NC Latin American Film Festival--"The Master and Divino" with Video Nas Aldeias, Brazil

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Monday, October 07, 2013
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7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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NC Latin American Film Festival

Film screening: "The Master and Divino" ("O mestre e o Divino") (Tiago Campos Torres with cinematography by Ernesto de Carvalho, 2013, 78 min, Brazil, in Portuguese with English subtitles, Color, DVD)--Two filmmakers portray life in the village and in the mission of Sangradouro, Mato Grosso: Adalbert Heide, an eccentric German missionary who soon after the contact with the Indians, in 1957, starts to film with his Super-8 camera; and Divino TserewahĂș, a young Xavante filmmaker, who produces films for television and cinema festivals since the 90s. Shifting between complicity, competition, irony and affect, they give life to their historical records, revealing peculiar back stages of indigenous catechization in Brazil.--Special Event with VIDEO NAS ALDEIAS, Brazil. With: Indigenous Filmmakers: Patricia Ferreira (Guarani), Ariel Duarte (Guarani), Divino Tserewahu (Xavante), and Ernesto de Carvalho (Video nas Aldeias), and Amalia Cordova, Native Networks, Smithsonian Institute, NYU.

Contact: Hank Okazaki