Piripkura

    • Renata Terra, Bruno Jorge, Mariana Oliva
    • Brazil
    • 2017
    • 81 min
    • International Premiere
    • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
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    Two of only three known members of the Piripkura still live as nomads in the Amazon rainforest, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Their most important possession is a torch that was lit in 1998 and has remained so ever since. The area where they live is encircled by farms and sawmills, whose almost inevitable expansion is taking place through violent means. This area of rainforest can only keep its protected status if there’s proof that the two men, Pakyî and Tamandua, are still living there. So Jair Candor, coordinator for the protection of these areas, treks into the jungle in search of them, sometimes accompanied by their sole surviving family member Rita. Through this film, the crew provides proof of the two men’s existence. Piripkura sheds light on the tragedy befalling indigenous Amazon people—the systematic violence used against them is a constant menacing presence. Despite the impressive resilience and tenacity of the last of the Piripkura, an inevitable question hangs in the air: how long can it last?

    Credits

    • 81 min
    • color
    • DCP
    • Spoken languages: Portuguese
    • Subtitles in: English
    Director
    Renata Terra, Bruno Jorge, Mariana Oliva
    Production
    Mariana Oliva
    Cinematography
    Bruno Jorge, Dado Carlin
    Editing
    Renata Terra, Leopoldo Nakata
    Sound
    Gustavo Nascimento, Gustavo Canzian
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    IDFA history

    2017
    International Premiere
    IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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