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Subject: So. Studies/Sciences: Geography/Cultures

Latin American Studies Series

A series of documentaries that offers in-depth studies on the geography, history, culture and people of various Latin American countries; also informative perspectives on significant contemporary issues are addressed. Programs available on 23 individual DVDs, Digital Streaming Files or Videos; also in a 23-Disc Set. Click for more

Brazil: The True People (Ethnology & Encroachment) - Level 1

Brazil: The True People (Ethnology & Encroachment) - Level 1

Best Documentary -FICA Film Festival
Editor's Choice Award -Science, Books & Films

"Highly Recommended. With stunningly beautiful scenes of the rain forest in Mato Grosso State, Brazil, this program is as much an art as an ethnographic film. It provides the basis on a panhuman concern endemic to our time: the extinction of local, small-scale cultures." -Science, Books & Films
''Highly Recommended! This award-winning documentary, the story of the Auwe Uptabi Indians (True People), who live in the Rio Dias Mortes Reserve, is a gem." -EMRO Review
The Xavante Indians in Eteniritipa, Brazil, face pressure from the government to open up the river that sustains them, to commercial traffic. This hypnotic documentary is the Xavante people's challenge to the world. The message comes to us not through conventional narration, but through the voices of the village elders themselves. The tribe is clinging to tradition as hard as they can, hoping there will be enough forest left for them. Edited to the beat of Xavante dance, this deeply moving film is a plea from the heart of an ancient race that asks: will we allow such distinct and self-sufficient cultures to survive in this age of global capitalism. Produced by the Xavante Organization. 05/09DE JSCA 30 min.
Note: An unedited version, Brazil: The True People (Ethnology & Encroachment), is available.
Also See: Brazil





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