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Kinja Iakaha, A Day in the Village


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From the Indigenous Video Makers series in the Video in the Villages collection
by Araduwã Waimiri, Iawusu Waimiri, Kabaha Waimiri, Sanapyty Atroari, Sawã Waimiri e Wamé Atroari
color, 40 min, 2003




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In A Day in the Village, Waimiri and Atroari filmmakers document the day-to-day life of their relatives in the Cacau village, located in the Amazon region. We watch as women prepare the midday meal and do laundry in the river. Men hunt for alligators, paca and tapir in the forest as well as make handcrafts during a rainstorm. Children play and help with chores such as fruit-gathering and fishing, with adults showing them the right way to do things. Through intimate, interwoven images, the video gives us a vivid sense of the daily pattern in this village.


Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Best Documentary, forumdoc.bh. 2003
7th Documentary and Ethnographic Film Festival, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, December 2003
Honourable Mention, 9ª International Ethnographic Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2003


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
Dancing with a Dog
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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