Yaõkwá, Image and Memory / Yaõkwá, Imagem e Memória (2020)

  • 2020
  • World Premiere
  • 21min
  • Brazil

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Video in the Villages is an ongoing project initiated in 1985 by filmmakers Vincent Carelli and Virginia Valadão. It works to use television technologies in partnership with Indigenous peoples as a tool of empowerment for their fight to preserve their lands and ways of life. For 15 years, this project has worked with the Enawenê-nawê Indians, creating extensive records of the Yaõkwa, their longest ritual, which seeks to maintain the balance of the earthly world as a spiritual world. Now, in the Mato Grosso state of Brazil, an audience of more than 1,000 Enawenê Indians view images depicting their Yaõkwá ritual, recorded 25 years earlier. Through footage of their deceased relatives replayed in these repatriation screenings, the Enawenê-nawê rediscover precious customs, rituals, and traditions that have fallen into disuse in the years since these images were first recorded.

Watch the live Q&A here on Monday 7 June at 21:25 BST


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