1. Like forceful omens, scientific reports have hitherto depicted the Amerindian Emerillon (Teko) of French Guiana as cultureless and doomed to disappear.
    With this film, a Danish anthropologist proposes to defy these negative images of the Emerillon, by the same token delving into their world. Several young Emerillon take up the challenge, and through their resourceful and often stumbling efforts to maintain a life in the forest while profiting from their status as French citizens, they present another version of what being Emerillon is all about.
    We follow them through communal fishing trips, forest foraging, artistic creativity, French schooling and municipal elections, discovering how they, always with humour, manage to bridge the gaps and make a whole out of their lives.
    Emerges a rare, profoundly generous and non-ethnocentric discourse, one that asserts that to feel Emerillon does not necessarily imply feeling fundamentally different from others.

    © SEMEÏON EDITIONS & STUDIOS DE LA VANNE 2012

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Semeïon Editions is a young independent publishing house and production company, composed of filmmakers, researchers and practitioners within the fields of anthropology, pedagogics, cinema, history and applied mathematics, as well as of graphic designers…


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Semeïon Editions is a young independent publishing house and production company, composed of filmmakers, researchers and practitioners within the fields of anthropology, pedagogics, cinema, history and applied mathematics, as well as of graphic designers and translators. We run the house cooperatively, take all editorial decisions together and collaborate on the practical and economical issues of bringing each film, book and transmedia production into being.
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Jeune Maison d’édition indépendante et associative, constituée par un group d’éditeurs, de chercheurs et de praticiens des Sciences Humaines et Sociales, Semeïon publie des films, livres and transmedia dans les domaines de l’intervention sociale, de l’anthropologie, de l’histoire et du cinéma, plus généralement de l'art et de l'innovation sociale.

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