How I Photographed The Yanomami

  • 9 10
  • 2018
  • 71min

Filmmaker Otavio Cury documents the Yanomami, in the Brazilian Amazon. Seen from otherness, the film reflects on the Yanomami's cosmogony about life and death in the face of their current health situation.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Visions Du Réel/ Festival Latinoamericano de Cinema de Sao Paulo/ EtnoFilm 

How I photographed the Yanomami. An indigenous cosmogony from Brazil 

According to the Yanomami shamanic tradition, the image belongs to the person. If an evil spirit captures the image, it will be devoured, and its owner will become ill. 

The film throws light on Brazil’s indigenous health system, exploring the relationship between the Yanomami and the non-indigenous health workers who care for them. 

Otavio Cury
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