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From the Ikpeng Children to the World


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From the Indigenous Video Makers series in the Video in the Villages collection
By Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão, Karané Txicão and Kumaré Txicão
color, 35 min, 2002




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Four Ikpeng children introduce us to life in their village. They show their families, their toys, and their celebrations with grace and lightheartedness. We meet the characters that make up their everyday world - from baby chickens to the village chief - and we see the children helping with chores, learning to hunt, going to school and playing games. Often comparing and contrasting themselves to earlier generations, they are aware of their cultural heritage and how it has changed since their grandparents' time. Engaging and candid, the Ikpeng children are full of curiosity and ask that people of other cultures send their own video-letters.


Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Honourable Mention, Jury Award, Cinesul, Rio de Janeiro 2002
Best Documentary, 2nd Anaconda, Bolivia 2002
New Talent Award, The Silver Tatu, XXIX Jornada Internacional de Cinema da Bahia, Brazil, 2002
Manoel Diegues Junior Award, 9th International Ethnographic Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003
Best Documentary, All Roads Film Festival, National Geographic, USA 2004
Best Documentary Award, Clacpi Vii Internaional Film Festival, Chile 2004
Taiwan International Ethnographic Film Festival, 2007


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
Dancing with a Dog
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



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