1:30:57 m / Doc Feature / UK Brazil
Monday, November 11, 2019
Laemmle Music Hall | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
A musical love story, a tragedy and a celebration of the Indigenous lens. In the middle of an environmental and humanitarian catastrophe a teenage indigenous boy sings in the rain forest; the rapper, Werá Jeguaka Mirim, writes protest songs fueled by the anger and sadness that he feels about the destruction of his people.
Cast: Criolo, Sonia Guajajara, Werá Jeguaka Mirim, Kunumi MC, Vincent Carelli
Producers: Brian Mitchel, Jeremy Sams, Marcelo Vogelaar
Includes a post screening Q&A with the director(s)
We are a collective of film-makers who pool our skills to a common end. Our goal is to make world-class human-interest documentaries that have a social enterprise element built in to the production process. We do this by partnering with the community whose story we’re trying to tell. In this way, the community can benefit materially from the production process but, more importantly, they can retain a sense of ownership in their stories.
In many ways the directors of this film are the indigenous people of Brazil. It was they who told us what we should film – what was important to them. We just turned on the cameras and let them speak to you directly, face to face.