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A Different Story (Another History)

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From the Indians in Brazil series in the Video in the Villages collection
By Vincent Carelli
color, 17 min, 2000

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Was Brazil discovered or was it invaded? Indians describe the invasion and occupation of their land by the Portuguese. An alternative history primer for the state of Acre presents an Indigenous history divide it into four periods: the time of the hut, when Indians lived in health and peace; the time of running, when their land was invaded; the time of captivity, when they were used for forced labor on rubber plantations; and the time of reclaiming rights, in which they have regained some of their land and rights to education and healthcare. A Different Story re-assesses traditional ideas about colonial conquest and emphasizes the importance of history as a tool for taking control over cultural identity.

other films from the Indians in Brazil series:
Who Are They?
Our Languages
Have a Nice Trip, Ibantu!
When God Visits the Village
Our Territory
Children of the Land
From the Other Side of the Sky
Our Rights

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