Luz nos Trópicos
The film weaves together a dense fabric of storylines, timelines and settings, intermingled with indigenous cosmologies, travelogues and anthropological literature. It follows a young man of indigenous origin travelling upriver through the Brazilian jungle to a village and a group of European settlers also travelling upriver, collecting, possessing and searching for a position from which they can survey the forest and the river. Some 150 years separate the two layers. An homage to the abundant greenery of the Amazon region, the woods of New England in winter and the indigenous populations of both Americas.