RAI Film Festival: Indigenous filmmaking from Brazil + Q&A Sunday 19 March @ ICA London
For those who might be in or near London this weekend…
RAI Film Festival: Arandu - Listen to the Weather + Q&A
Sunday 19 March 6.15 - 8.45 pm
The Mall, London SW1Y 5AH
Event romo trailer on youtube
In partnership with ICA London and for one night only, RAI Film Festival hosts a programme celebrating 35 years of Indigenous filmmaking in Brazil on Sunday 19 March, from 6.15 - 8.45 pm. There is also a parallel online streaming programme here.
On the night we feature a collection of four short films focusing on women’s environmental movements to reverse deforestation and on the efforts of Indigenous communities to narrate their own histories, from their own point of view.
The screening will be followed by an in-person Q&A with curators Takumã Kuikuro and Christian Fischgold.
The event is part of the festival’s wider Arandu - Listen to the Weather programme available online worldwide until 31 March and curated for RAI Film Festival by Graci Guarani, Takumã Kuikuro and Christian Fischgold.
dir. Kamatxi Ikpeng, Brazil 2019, 21 min., Portuguese with English subtitles
Indigenous filmmaker Kamatxi Ikpeng documents the story of a group of Ikpeng women who formed a movement to collect forest seeds and restore the banks of the Xingu River. The Yarang Women’s Movement from the Indigenous Territory of Xingu (Mato Grosso, Brazil) is made up of mothers, daughters, grandmothers and granddaughters who have, over the course of a decade, collected 3.2 tons of seeds, and have helped plant about 1 million trees that will form the forests of the future.
Kisêdjê Manifesto (Amne Adji Papere Mba)
dir. Kamikia P.T. Kisedje, Brazil 2012, 11 min., Portuguese with English subtitles
Kisêdjê women’s manifesto against deforestation and river pollution. Filmmaker Kamikia Kisêdjê and the Kisêdjê Cinema Collective decided to send a message from their people to the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. The women took the lead making the statements, forcefully expressing their worry about the devastation of the Amazon and the future of their grandchildren.
dirs. Patricia Ferreira & Aroiel Duarte Ortega, Brazil 2011, 38 min., Portuguese with English subtitles
The Mbya-Guarani’s history of contact and expulsion from the land. As Ariel Ortega thinks about the history of contact of the Myba-Guarani, he tries to understand how his people got expelled from their land.
I’ve already become an image (Ma Ê Dami Xina)
dir. Zezinho Yube, Brazil 2008, 32 min., Portuguese & Hunikui with English subtitles
A group of Hunikui men tells of the five ages that mark their most recent past: from ‘the time of the Indian lodge’, to first contact with the Nawá, the non-Indian people who came looking for rubber, to the ‘age of captivity’, the time of forced labour in the rubber plantations, through to the ‘time of rights’, marked by emancipation, land rights struggles and cultural revival. The film gives meaning to the experiences of dispersion, loss and reclamation that have marked Hunikui history.
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