Nguné Elü, The Day the Moon Menstruated
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During a video workshop in the Kuikuro village in the Upper Xingu, a lunar eclipse takes place, bringing mysterious consequences. Everything is turned upside-down as the male moon menstruates. It is time for purifying practices such as scarifying the skin, inducing vomiting and wrestling. Shamans cure the body pains brought about by the eclipse, while women sing songs about sexuality and gender, relating the moon's menstruation to their own.
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 Kinja Iakaha, A Day in the Village A Path to Live Trainees for the Future The Living Forest From the Ikpeng Children to the World