Jane Moraita (Our Celebrations)

Vincent Carelli, Video in the Villages

1995 | 00:32:00 | Brazil | English | Color |

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Documentary, Indigenous, Religion/Spirituality

The Waiãpi videomaker Kasiripinã decides to show white people the documentation he did on his people in Amapo. He presents and comments on three celebrations that represent episodes of the myth-cycle of the creation of the universe. The theme of the Tamoko celebration is war, and it presents the death of a cannibal monster. In the second celebration, Pikyry, the dancers act out the spawning of fish. The last is the Turé, the dance of the flutes, in which the Waiãpi reenact the death of the tapir in honor of the creator, Janejar.

Directed by Kasiripinã Waiãpi.

In Waiãpi with English subtitles.

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