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Owners of the Water: Conflict and Collaboration Over Rivers
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written by Laura R. Graham, fl. 2008; directed by David Hernández Palmar, fl. 2008, Caimi Waiassé, fl. 2009 and Laura R. Graham, fl. 2008; produced by David Hernández Palmar, fl. 2008, Caimi Waiassé, fl. 2009 and Laura R. Graham, fl. 2008 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 33 mins
A unique collaboration between two indigenous filmmakers and an anthropologist, Owners of the Water is a compelling documentary with groundbreaking ethnographic imagery. A central Brazilian Xavante, a Wayuu from Venezuela, and a US anthropologist explore an indigenous campaign to protect a river from devastating e...
written by Laura R. Graham, fl. 2008; directed by David Hernández Palmar, fl. 2008, Caimi Waiassé, fl. 2009 and Laura R. Graham, fl. 2008; produced by David Hernández Palmar, fl. 2008, Caimi Waiassé, fl. 2009 and Laura R. Graham, fl. 2008 (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 2009), 33 mins
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Video in the Villages, The Girl's Celebration
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written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 18 mins
The Nambiquara of Mato Grosso are trying to re-establish their traditional practices. In The Girl's Celebration a girl undergoes puberty rites after her first menstruation, entering seclusion for several months; a neighboring village is then invited to fetch her out of isolation and to take part in a feast and cel...
written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1987), 18 mins
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Video in the Villages, Pemp
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written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; produced by Centro de Trabalho Indigenista, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 27 mins
This video traces the resistance and strategy of the Parakateje (Gaviao) during their 25-year struggle to maintain autonomy in the face of huge development projects in the south of Para. From their first disastrous contact with whites in the 1950s, to their current negotiations with government power companies, the...
written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; produced by Centro de Trabalho Indigenista, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1988), 27 mins
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Video in the Villages, The Spirit of TV
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written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1990), 18 mins
Beginning with the arrival by canoe of a TV and VCR in their village, The Spirit of TV documents the emotions and thoughts of the Waiãpi as they first encounter their own recorded images and those of others. Viewing news broadcasts and videos of other Brazilian native peoples, the Waiãpi see the power of images...
written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1990), 18 mins
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Video in the Villages, Conflicts in the Amazon: Free-for-all in Sararé
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written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, Maurizio Longobardi and Virgínia Valadão, 1952-1998; directed by Virgínia Valadão, 1952-1998, Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Maurizio Longobardi, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 27 mins
More than six thousand gold and mineral prospectors have invaded the Nambiquara reserve of Sararé, Brazil, while loggers raid the area's mahogany rich forests. Only pressure from the World Bank, with whom the government of Mato Grosso is negotiating a loan, promises to bring an end to the gross environmental degr...
written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, Maurizio Longobardi and Virgínia Valadão, 1952-1998; directed by Virgínia Valadão, 1952-1998, Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Maurizio Longobardi, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1992), 27 mins
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Video in the Villages, Encounters: Meeting Ancestors
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written by Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1993), 22 mins
This video documents an encounter between two groups of indigenous Brazilian people. Wai-Wai, a Waiãpi leader, takes a trip to meet the Zo'é, a group only recently contacted by outsiders.
written by Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1993), 22 mins
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Video in the Villages, Encounters: We Gather As A Family
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written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1993), 32 mins
The Parakatêjê (Gavião) people of Pará have lost 80% of their population to disease since the 1950s. Kokrenum, the Parakatêjê's charismatic chief, worried about his people's cultural losses, organizes a visit to the Krahô, "relatives" of the Parakatêjê with similar language and traditions. Fifty young Par...
written by Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1993), 32 mins
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Video in the Villages, Video Cannibalism
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written by Mylton Severiano, fl. 1995; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1995), 17 mins
The Video in the Villages project introduces video among the Enauene Naue Indians, a group still isolated in the north of Mato Grosso. The 10th group to have been visited by the project, these Indians are very extroverted and respond with surprising, high-spirited performances.
written by Mylton Severiano, fl. 1995; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953-, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1995), 17 mins
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Video in the Villages, Amazon Projects: Signs Don't Speak
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written by Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990 and Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1996), 27 mins
The Waiapi Indians reflect on how their concept of territory has changed since the arrival of gold prospectors in the 1970s. They recognize a need to demarcate their land in order to prevent destruction of the forest by outsiders.
written by Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990 and Vincent Carelli, 1953-; directed by Vincent Carelli, 1953- and Dominique Gallois, fl. 1990, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1996), 27 mins
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Video in the Villages, Indigenous Video Makers: One Must Be Curious
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written by Caimi Waiasse, fl. 1997; directed by Caimi Waiasse, fl. 1997, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 16 mins
Caime, a Xavante Indian, comments on the introduction of video documentation to his village, Pimentel Barbosa in Mato Grosso, Brazil. He recalls learning to use video equipment and becoming more selective with the images he chooses to record.
written by Caimi Waiasse, fl. 1997; directed by Caimi Waiasse, fl. 1997, in Video in the Villages (Watertown, MA: Documentary Educational Resources (DER), 1997), 16 mins
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