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Dancing with a Dog


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From the Indigenous Video Makers series in the Video in the Villages collection
by Adalberto Kaxinawá, Isaac Pinhanta, Jaime Llullu Manchineri
color, 44 min, 2001




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In Dancing With a Dog we experience the rhythm of daily life on the Rio Amônea. Kowire and his wife Withawo get up early to take care of their eight children, preparing food and making handcrafts for sale. Kowire is helping his son to build a house, and after work for the day is finished there is fish and cassava root for dinner. On weekends, the Piâretsi celebration is full of with drinking, dancing and soccer. Everyone is fully at ease in the presence of the cameraman; there is plenty of joking and Kowire goes home a little drunk on caissiema beer.


other films from the Indigenous Video Makers series:
One Must Be Curious
Moyngo, The Dream of Maragareum
Wapté Mnhõnõ, The Xavante's Initiation
The Rainy Season
Wai'á Rini, The Power of the Dream
Shomõtsi
Kinja Iakaha, A Day in the Village
Nguné Elü, The Day the Moon Menstruated
A Path to Live
Trainees for the Future
The Living Forest
From the Ikpeng Children to the World



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