New to DVD this week:
Renata Terra, Bruno Jorge, Mariana Oliva
Festival do Rio 2017
IDFA, Edinburgh, Docville Thessaloniki Doc, One World, Ambulante, Movies That Matter, EDOC, Margaret Mead
A quest to locate the last survivors of an indigenous Amazonian tribe.
The nomadic Piripkura people roamed Brazil’s Mato Grosso region for generations before development largely destroyed their way of life. Now there are only three known members of the tribe – Rita, who left the forest; and remaining in the forest, her brother, Pakyi, and her nephew, Tamandua. While the land remains protected because of their presence, it’s a precarious situation, and once every several years, the men’s existence must be re-confirmed to stop the push to expand development. This strangely compelling film follows the efforts of Jair Candor to locate Pakyi and Tamandua, and then documents the fascinating crosscultural communication they share before the latter once again vanish into the rainforest.