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25–05–2022

In partnership with Doclisboa, the Center of Social Studies of the University of Coimbra presents EcoImages – Amazon Indigenous Film Festival. 

In partnership with Doclisboa, the Center of Social Studies of the University of Coimbra presents EcoImages – Amazon Indigenous Film Festival. 

The festival, which takes place on June 1st and 2nd at Casa do Cinema de Coimbra, and on June 3rd, at Cinemateca Portuguesa, presents a selection of indigenous cinema about the Amazon, which focuses on the bond of the peoples of the region with their land, in dialogue with indigenous productions from the rest of Brazil.

In a time of globalisation, deterritorialisation and dematerialisation of human relations,this cinema draws attention to the centrality of physical and emotional ties with certain places and human and non-human beings which give meaning to our existence. In the images brought to us by these films, Amazonia ceases to be a distant place, idealised and objectified by the external western viewpoint, and becomes a concrete and palpable reality through the daily life of indigenous peoples intimately linked to the places and beings of their region.

It is through the cinematographic image that the filmmakers document their lives and present us with their perspective on their land, reshaping the Amazon and Brazil as places where people, animals and plants have lived together for millennia and where they struggle to continue to co-exist in this world threatened by environmental destruction.

The programme is curated by Graciele Guarani, Ailton Krenak, Rodrigo Lacerda, Martiniano Neto, Patrícia Vieira, with special participation by Kamikia Kisêdjê.

 

Programme

Parents in ReXistence
1 June 2022, 15h00, Casa do Cinema de Coimbra

Parente – A Esperança do Mundo (52’), by Graciela Guarani
A serpente e a Canoa (16’), by Anne Dantes (em colaboração com Ailton Krenak)
Última Volta do Xingu (37’), by Kamikia Kisedje and Wallace Nogueira
Roundtable with: Ailton Krenak, Graciela Guarani and Kimikia Kisedje

Indigenous cosmovisions
2 June 2022, 15h00, Casa do Cinema de Coimbra

Shuku Shukuwe – A Vida é para Sempre (43’), by Pajé Agostinho Manduca Mateus Kaxinawá and Ikã Nas Bai Muru Huni Kuin
Mulheres Indígenas Universo de um Novo Mundo (22′), by Graciela Guarani
Wotko and Kokotxi – Uma História Tapayuna (50’), by Kamikia Kisedje
Roundtable with: Graciela Guarani, Kimikia Kisedje

From Present to Future
3 June 2022, 19h00, Cinemateca Portuguesa

Amne Adji Papere Mba – Carta Kisêdjê para o RIO+20 (11’), by Kamikia Kisedje
Nossos Espíritos Seguem Chegando – Nhe’ẽ Kuery Jogueru Teri (15’), by Kuaray Poty/Ariel Ortega and Bruno Huyer, with Pará Yxapy, Kerechu Miri/Elza Ortega and Pará Reté/ Elsa Chamorro
Nhemongueta Kunhã Mbaraete: Conversas n. 4 (53’), by Michele Kaiowá, Graciela Guarani, Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy and Sophia Pinheiro
Roundtable with: Ailton Krenak, Graciela Guarani and Kimikia Kisedje