dirs. Patricia Ferreira & Aroiel Duarte Ortega, Brazil 2011, 38 min., Portuguese with English subtitles
The Mbya-Guarani’s history of contact and expulsion from the land. As Ariel Ortega thinks about the history of contact of the Myba-Guarani, he tries to understand how his people got expelled from their land.
I’ve already become an image (Ma Ê Dami Xina)
dir. Zezinho Yube, Brazil 2008, 32 min., Portuguese & Hunikui with English subtitles
A group of Hunikui men tells of the five ages that mark their most recent past: from ‘the time of the Indian lodge’, to first contact with the Nawá, the non-Indian people who came looking for rubber, to the ‘age of captivity’, the time of forced labour in the rubber plantations, through to the ‘time of rights’, marked by emancipation, land rights struggles and cultural revival. The film gives meaning to the experiences of dispersion, loss and reclamation that have marked Hunikui history.
Kisêdjê Manifesto (Amne Adji Papere Mba)
dir. Kamikia P.T. Kisedje, Brazil 2012, 11 min., Portuguese with English subtitles
Kisêdjê women’s manifesto against deforestation and river pollution. Filmmaker Kamikia Kisêdjê and the Kisêdjê Cinema Collective decided to send a message from their people to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The women took the lead making the statements, forcefully expressing their worry about the devastation of the Amazon and the future of their grandchildren.
dir. Kamatxi Ikpeng, Brazil 2019, 21 min., Portuguese with English subtitles
Indigenous filmmaker Kamatxi Ikpeng documents the story of a group of Ikpeng women who formed a movement to collect forest seeds and restore the banks of the Xingu River. The Yarang Women’s Movement from the Indigenous Territory of Xingu (Mato Grosso, Brazil) is made up of mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters who have, over the course of a decade, collected 3.2 tons of seeds, and have helped plant about 1 million trees that will form the forests of the future.