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Video in the Villages

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From the Video in the Villages series in the Video in the Villages collection
By Vincent Carelli
color, 10 min, 1989

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This introduction to Video in the Villages gives an overview of the project's first two years. By recording and exchanging their own images, Amazonian native groups such as the Nambiquara, Cavião, Tikuna and Kaiapó preserve their culture and unite communities. In the hands of young Indian videomakers, recording equipment becomes a tool for political and ethnic affirmation, allowing them to document community works, important gatherings and interactions with government officials.

Film Festivals, Screenings, Awards
Audience Award, X11 Jornada de Cinema e Vídeo Do Maranhão, Brazil, 1989

other films from the Video in the Villages series:
Daritidzé, Trainee Healer
The Girl's Celebration
Video Cannibalism
Jungle Secrets
Video in the Villages Presents Itself
The Spirit of TV

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