Signs Don't Speak

1996 | 00:27:09 | Brazil | Portuguese, Brazil | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Indigenous, Post-colonialism

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A remarkable work about the struggle of the Waiãpi tribe, an indigenous people of Brazil, to combat the encroachment of prospectors on their land. Using performative storytelling as well as documentary footage, the tape builds a history of the many negotiations and public performances that the Waiãpi engaged in with the Brazilian government to demarcate and preserve some of their land, and to regain control of their resources.

Directed by Vincent Carelli and Dominique Gallois.

In Waiãpi with English subtitles.