Native People

filmambiente 2012 pays tribute to the real owners of the Brazilian land invaded centuries ago by the white Europeans presenting some of its recent films that portrait different forms of conflict and conviviality between white and natives.  We added another film that shows an African traditional rite. This section intends to help us think of what needs to be restored and preserved and what should be altered.

Itchombi

Togo/France 2009 | Gentille M. Assih | 52 min | DOC

Itchombi Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  Trailer

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Xingú

Brazil 2012 | Cao Hamburger | 103 min | Fiction

XinguThe incredible history of the three Villas Boas brothers and their adventure creating the first large reservation for natives of Brazil. A dramatic and forgotten real history, never so urgent and current than today.

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  www.xinguofilme.com.br






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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Parallel 10

Brazil 2012 | Silvio DaRin | 87 min | 

Paralelo 10The story of Jose Carlos Meirelles and his difficult mission of protecting Brazilian natives isolated in a region of the north of the country, close to 10th Parallel, in the State of Acre, frontier with Peru, in the Amazon forest. He has the help of the anthropologist Terri Aquino and very few resources, but is indefatigable in his pursue, while in permanent fight with drug dealers and land squatters.

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

In the middle of the river, among trees

Brazil 2011 | Jorge Bodanzky | 70 min | DOC

No meio do RioThe film documents a group of people in an expedition to the Solimões River region were they taught photography, video and gave acrobatics lessons to the locals.

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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I

Hotxuá

Brazil 2010 | Leticia Sabatella e Gringo Cardia |  70 min | DOC

Hotxua The story of the Krahô, a Brazilian tribe, a group of happy people that eve have a Minister of the Smile, the Hotxua, whose mission is to strength and unify the group through happiness, hugs and conversation. The everyday life of this group that lives in the north of Brazil and the life style they led that keeps this society happy and in harmony. 

tl_files/dynamic_dropdown/images Filmambiente Design 2/Layout/Pfeil_2.png  www.hotxua.com.br





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1)    Itchombi (Itchombi), de Gentille M. Assih – 52 min – DOC – Togo/França - 2009

No vilarejo de Kéran, no Togo, acontece o Itchombi, ritual de circuncisão que reúne todos os membros da etnia Solla. O Itchombi representa ao mesmo tempo as facas, os jovens e o ritual. Este ano, Déou e sua família se preparam para a cerimônia, com o intuito de respeitar rigorosamente a tradição. No entanto, este ano, eles desejam que sejam tomadas medidas de higiene, para que se evite o risco de uma contaminação eventual por DST e HIV. Com toda a comunidade já agitada para a festa, este debate será o foco da atenção.

    Despite respecting tradition Déou hesitates to submit himself to the bloody and risky practice of circumcision. But his father has no time for his son’s concerns. While studying Dakar, Déou is ordered by him to return home to the village. The time has come for his ritual circumcision. Conflicted by his respect for the culture of his ancestors, Déou is also concerned about the safety aspects of the age-old tradition. Some of the villagers share his concerns while others care more about keeping the tradition alive.

    Trailer> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVhn-g0sg8I