1. Some 700 Yanomami from many communities in Brazil recently gathered for the 7th assembly of Hutukara, the Yanomami association. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the recognition of the Yanomami territory by the Brazilian government.

    Five days of intense debate were punctuated by vibrant ceremonies to greet the Yanomami delegates, including several from Venezuela, and guests from other tribes in Brazil as well as officials from the indigenous affairs department FUNAI and Brazil’s health, education and environment ministries, and representatives from NGOs in Brazil, Venezuela and Europe.


    Representantes das 37 regiões da Terra Indígena Yanomami discutiram plano para o futuro, firmaram pacto contra mineração e elegeram nova diretoria em meio aos festejos que incluíram cantos, danças e diálogos cerimoniais

    Entre os dias 15 e 20 de outubro mais de 700 representantes yanomami reuniram-se na aldeia Watoriki (Demini), no Amazonas, na VII Assembleia Geral da Hutukara Associação Yanomami (HAY) que teve como tema os 20 anos da homologação da Terra Indígena Yanomami.

    A reunião intercalou debates acalorados, caso da mineração, com danças, cantos e os tradicionais diálogos cerimoniais, o wayamu.

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  2. The Brazilian government is planning to build a vast number of big dams on the rivers around the Amazon Rainforest, destroying biodiversity and disrupting the way of life of thousands of Amerindians and local populations. Now that the work is well under way on the huge Belo Monte dam, on the Xingu river, the government is pushing ahead with its next big project - a series of dams on the Tapajós river. But 12,000 Munduruku Indians, long feared as warriors, live here and are fighting back.

    This documentary, filmed in late 2013 and early 2014, looks at life in a Munduruku village, where traditional skills are practised and children are brought up with remarkable freedom. It documents the growth of resistance, even among the women, not traditionally fighters, some of whom are emerging as guerreiras (woman warriors).
    This video was produced independently, with the support of some organizations in the UK, such as LAB and Lipman Miliband Trust, Munduruku leaders and their local supporters. The post-production process was made thanks to collaborative and solidarity work. “The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance” can be downloaded for free from the link above.

    | Credits |

    UK/Brazil, 25min
    Dir.: Nayana Fernandez
    Produced by Sue Branford, Mauricio Torres and Nayana Fernandez
    Editing: Nayana Fernandez and Jason Brooks
    Sound Editing: Aquiles Pantaleão and Michal Kuligowski
    Graphics: Mariana Delellis
    Music: "Whispers" - By Kushal Gaya and Jenny Sutton / "Mi Corazón" by Kike Pinto
    Additional images by Munduruku Indians (Teles Pires village ), Minguarana Producciones (Restinga village) and Emilio Dias (aerial images)
    The Munduruku Indians: Weaving Resistance by MiráPorã is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Based on a work at mirapora.com/

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  3. Apapaatai presents a shamanistic vision of the spiritual world of the Wauja, an indigenous people from Brazilian Amazonia. As abductors of human souls, the apapaatai are the main cause of illnesses. However, when celebrated in rituals with masks, flutes and clarinets the apapaatai can cure and protect the Wauja, for whom the apapaatai are a kind of "vaccine" that strengthens their bodies.

    Ficha Técnica: NTSC, cor, 17min, 2007
    Direção, Roteiro e Pesquisa: Aristóteles Barcelos Neto
    Fotografia: Francisco Paes e Maíra Bühler
    Still: Aristóteles Barcelos Neto
    Edição: Aristóteles Barcelos Neto e Fernanda Frasca
    Realização: LISA
    Apoio: FAPESP
    VERSÃO EM PORTUGUÊS: vimeo.com/lisausp/apapaatai

    Apapaatai apresenta uma visão xamânica do mundo dos espíritos dos índios Wauja do Alto Xingu, Amazonia. Como raptores de almas humanas, os apapaatai são os principais causadores de doenças.
    Porém, quando festejados em rituais de máscaras, flautas e clarinetes, os apapaatai podem curar e proteger. Eles são a "vacina" dos Wauja, a força dos seus corpos.

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  4. An audiovisual journey with the last 300 individuals of the Waura Nation, first contacted by the outside world in 1984. With a striking repertoire of mask dances, they have a fascinating mythological tradition that describes their strong relationship between humans and supernatural creatures in the jungle. This unique Amazonian culture lives nowadays struggling to preserve their land and traditions, facing the progressive advance of colonists and their cattle ranches.

    Production date: 2011
    Film & Cut by Kabopro Films

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  5. Vídeo resultado da oficina de audiovisual do Projeto Biizu de comunicação popular em São Félix do Xingu, Pará. O tema do vídeo foi a Semana dos Povos Indígenas, que ocorreu entre os dias 17 e 19 de maio de 2012.

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