Pemp

1988 | 00:27:00 | Brazil | Portuguese, Brazil | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Indigenous, Post-colonialism

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Pemp traces the 25-year struggle of the Parakatêjê (Gavião) to maintain autonomy in the face of huge development projects in the south of Pará. From the initial recovery of their lands in 1957 through dealings with FUNAI in the 1970s and the appropriation of Brazil nut monopolies to their current negotiations with the government, Pemp shows the Parakatêjê’s most precious project; the preservation of their ceremonies and songs. The Kokrenum, chief and keeper of the group’s traditions, uses video to transmit them to future generations.

Directed and photographed by Vincent Carelli.

In Portuguese with English subtitles