From the Ikpeng Children to the World, Marangmotxíngmo Mïrang

Video in the Villages

2001 | 00:35:00 | Brazil | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Indigenous, Youth/Childhood

Four Ikpeng children reply to a video-letter from the children of Sierra Maestra in Cuba, introducing their village, families, toys, celebrations, and ways of life with grace and lightheartedness. Curious to know about children from other cultures, they ask to continue the correspondence.

Direction and camera by Karané, Kumaré, and Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão; edited by Mari Corrê.

Karané Txicão: A 19-year old Ikpeng Indian from Parque do Xingú in Mato Grosso state, who has already participated in three workshops in Xingú and three editing workshops. He realized his first video, Moyngo, the Dream of Maragareum, a mixture of fiction and documentary, together with Kumaré. He also participated, with Kumaré and Natuyu, in the making of the Wagré ritual video in 2001.

Kumaré Txicão, a 24-year old Ikpeng Indian from Parque do Xingú in Mato Grosso state, who helped his father in administrating the indigenous Pavuru post. After his initiation to video in 1997, Kumaré and his friend Karané registered the initiation and tattooing ceremony of the children of his village, the Moyngo. During the 1999 workshop, the Ikpeng people staged the origin myth of this celebration.

Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão: A 15-year old Ikpeng Indian from Parque do Xingú in Mato Grosso state, who is the first woman to integrate the Video in the Villages’ team. Initiated to the workshop in 1999, Natuyu, being the youngest student of the project, became a great revelation at the 2001 workshop. Co-author of the Ikpeng children’s video-letter and the re-filming of the Moyngo ritual, Natuyu is also realizing a documentary about a woman in her village, the elder Yawulú.

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Prizes + Awards

Honorable Mention by the Official Jury Cinesul 2002, Rio de Janeiro

Best Documentary, II Anaconda 2002, Bolivia

New Talent Award, The Silver Tatu, XXIX Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, Brazil, 2002

Manoel Diegues Junior Award, 9th International Ethnographic film Festival, Rio de Janero, Brazil, 2003

Best Documentary, All Roads Film Festival, National Geographic, 2004, USA

Best Documentary Award, Clacpi VII International Film Festival, 2004, Chile