The Day When the Moon Menstruated, Nguné Elü

Video in the Villages

2004 | 00:28:00 | Brazil | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Indigenous, Myth

During a video workshop in the Kuikuro village in the Upper Xingu, Brazil, an eclipse takes place. Suddenly, everything changes. The animals take new forms. Blood falls from the sky like rain. The sound of the sacred flutes crosses the dark night. There is no time to lose. One must sing and dance. The world must be awakened. In this video, the Kuikuro video makers tell us what happened when the moon menstruated.

Direction: Takumã e Maricá Kuikuro

Photography: Takumã, Mariká, Amuneri, Asusu, Jairão e Maluki

Edition: Leonardo Sette

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Prizes + Awards

Chico Mendez Award, Best Documentary, Cine Amazônia 2005, Rondônia, Brazil

Best Workshop Video, Mostra do Filme Livre 2005, CCBB, Rio de Janero, 2005, Brazil

ABD Award, Best Documentary, Internacional Ethnographic Film Festival, Rio de Janero, 2005, Brazil

Best Video, II Festival de Jovens Realizadores de Audiovisual do Mercosul, 2005 Ceará, Brazil

Unesco Award, XXXII Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, 2005, Salvador, Brazil