Photographs © Dario de Dominicis / Agência Olhares, video & sound by Gabriele Marvasi, edited by Leyda Napoles
A group of Brazilian indians, belonging to different ethnic groups from all over the country, has occupied, since October 2006, an old colonial building abandoned.
This building had previously hosted the ancient Indian Museum, until 1977, when the Museum was moved to its present location, in the district of Botafogo. In the coming month, the indians' struggle to defend this space that it is theirs by right, will be very tough.
With the renovation of the nearby stadium Maracana, Rio Prefecture may decide to demolish the building, to make there a parking lot or a shopping center.
The Indians want to create the first indigenous university in Brazil.