In 1924, an expedition visited the Wauja, a remote rainforest community in Central Brazil, and shot the first movies ever made of these people. This precious footage was deposited at the National Museum on Rio de Janeiro, where it remained, unseen by the Wauja or their descendants, for nearly a century. Thanks to digital technology, it is now possible to bring copies of these precious and rare films to the Xingu. In January of 2012, for the first time, the Wauja will see their own ancestors brought to life on film, including renowned chiefs and other ancestors they've heard so many stories about, but never expected to see. This reunion of past and present will be directed, shot, and edited by the rising generation of Wauja filmmakers, with training and equipment provided by the project team, which includes veteran filmmakers. Digital copies of all footage shot (whether by Wauja or non-Wauja) will be deposited with the Wauja community, to be used in their documentary, as well as a teaching resource for their village school.

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