Taego Awa

  • 8.5 10
  • 2016
  • 75min
Taego Awa
  • Original Title: Taego Ãwa (2016)

This film transports us to the jungle heart of Brazil, where the Ãwa indigenous people tell us their story of forced migration and captivity by the white man.

Taego Awa

AWARDS: Best Film – Public Award and Best Film – Goiás Section. Festival Internacional de Cinema Ambiental/ Cachoeira.Doc, Mostra Competitiva de Longas e Médias Metragens

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Cinéma du Réel - Festival du Film Documentaire/ Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes/ Festival Internacional de Cinema de Realizadoras/ Planeta.doc/ Panorama Internacional Coisa de Cinema da Bahia/ Semana dos Realizadores/ Bienal Internacional de Arte de São Paulo/ Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival/ Brésil en Mouvements, Séance Acces a la Terre/ Festival de Brasília do Cinema Brasileiro/ Pirenópolis.Doc, Festival do Documentário Brasileiro/ Festival Internacional de Cinema de Realizadoras/ Cinéma du Réel

Taego Awa. The fight for the image of the Brazilian indigenous

The fight for the image of the Brazilian indigenous This documentary tells the story of the Ãwa, better known as Avá-canoeiro from the Araguaia, Brazil.

These Brazilian Indians want to tell their trajectory of exile and captivity since the forced contact with the national society 40 years ago.

For this, they make a mythical-religious interpretation of the contact with Baíra (white people), frustrating the images of acculturation and extinction produced on them over 4 decades.

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