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When God Visits the Village

From the Indians in Brazil series in the Video in the Villages collection
By Vincent Carelli
color, 18 min, 2000




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The same youngsters from Have A Nice Trip, Ibantu! visit the Kaiowás tribe in Mato Grosso do Sul state, hoping to find similarities with the Krahô village. Once again their expectations are shattered. The young people feel the difference already in their first impressions: the houses are scattered, there is no forest near the village, and the people look tired and devastated. However, beyond these appearances, they discover the intense religious life of the Kaiow‡ and the deep oppression they suffer due to the settlers that took their land.


other films from the Indians in Brazil series:
Who Are They?
Our Languages
Have a Nice Trip, Ibantu!
A Different Story
Our Territory
Children of the Land
From the Other Side of the Sky
Our Rights



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