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Amazon Lab Film Series: Indigenous Women Filmmakers in Brazil

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Thursday, February 29, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Amazon Lab Film Series

Thursday, February 29, at 7:00 pm

The Amazon Lab presents a screening featuring recent short films created by Indigenous women in Brazil. This curated program highlights the diversity and range of Indigenous women's cinema, challenging preconceived notions and shedding light on the unique perspectives of these emerging filmmakers. The films range from the documentary records of rituals to experimental films informed by Indigenous cosmovisions. These films explore themes such as gender dynamics, cultural practices as forms of resistance, and Indigenous responses to the climate crisis.

- Introduced by Nicoly Monteiro dos Santos (Romance Studies); discussion to follow.


Thuë Pihi Kuuwi - Uma Mulher Pensando / A Woman Thinking
(Aida Harika Yanomami, Edmar Tokorino Yanomami and Roseane Yariana Yanomami, 2023, 9 min)

A Yanomami woman observes a shaman during the preparation of the Yãkoana, the food of the spirits. Through the narrative of a young indigenous woman, the Yãkoana that feeds the Xapiri and allows shamans to enter the world of spirits also proposes a meeting of perspectives and imaginations.

Jeroky Gwasu - Grande Canto
(Michele Perito Concianza Kaiowá, 2021, 12 min)

This immersive film explores the Great Kaiowá Chant performed in the Panambizinho and Panambi Villages, located in Mato Grosso do Sul. The film captures the step-by-step process of this significant practice, with a particular emphasis on the sensory experiences involved, highlighting the sounds of the instruments and the movements of the community members as they come toget

Contact: Eli Meyerhoff