Dodge & Burn Film: MOMA’s Premiere Brazil, 2008

A collaboration between MoMA and the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival, this film series is in its sixth year and features work by both new and established filmmakers documenting the different aspects and societies of Latin America’s largest country.

Of interest to me is the film, The Xavante Strategy, a story about the Xavante tribe in the Mato Grosso State of Brazil. Here’s the synopsis:

Estratégia Xavante (The Xavante Strategy). 2007. Brazil. Directed by Belisario Franca. The film portrays the attempts by the indigenous Xavante nation to preserve their territory and traditions, following the touching personal stories of young men sent to study the customs of urban Brazilian society in order to become spokespersons for their people. In Portuguese; English subtitles. 86 min.

PHOTO: Tatiana Cardeal © 2005

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