VIDEO IN THE VILLAGES: Celebrating Three Decades of Indigenous Filmmaking in the Amazon

OCTOBER 3-5, 2013

VIDEO IN THE VILLAGES / Vídeo nas Aldeias: Celebrating Three Decades of Indigenous Filmmaking in the Amazon

Screenings and discussions with Amazonian filmmakers celebrates three decades of Indigenous media making from this groundbreaking Brazilian collective.

Events are free and open to the public but seating is limited.  Please RSVP: cmch.info@nyu.edu

*IMPORTANT NOTICE: BECAUSE OF THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN, OPENING NIGHT FOR THE VIDEO IN THE VILLAGES SHOWCASE ON THURSDAY, OCT. 3 HAS BEEN MOVED FROM THE SMITHSONIAN’S NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN (NMAI) TO NYU’S KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER, 53 WASHINGTON SQ. SOUTH.  SATURDAY, OCT. 5 VENUE CHANGE: FROM NMAI TO NYU CINEMA STUDIES, MICHELSON THEATER, 721 BROADWAY, 6TH FLOOR

 

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Thursday, October 3,  6-9pm

*OPENING NIGHT: KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER @ NYU, 53 Washington Square South

Welcome: Amalia Cordova (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU)

Introduction: Ernesto Ignacio De Carvalho (Video in the Villages), Patricia Ferreira (Keretxu), Ariel Duarte Ortega (Guarani-Mbya)

Screening: Tava, A Stone House / Tava, A Casa De Pedra (2013, 78min.), Dirs: Vincent Carelli, Ernesto Ignacio De Carvalho, Patricia Ferreira (Keretxu), Ariel Duarte Ortega (Guarani-Mbya). Tava, A Stone House deals with the mythic interpretation of religious Mbya-Guarani on the seventeenth-century Jesuit missions in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina. Discussion with Patricia Ferreira and Ariel Duarte Ortega follows screening.

 

Friday, October 4, 1-7pm

KING JUAN CARLOS I OF SPAIN CENTER @ NYU, 53 Washington Square South

1-3pm: Welcome/Introduction:  Amalia Cordova (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, NYU)

Indigenous Media and Vídeo nas Aldeias in Brazil: The Early Years  

Speakers: Faye Ginsburg (Anthropology / Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU), Pat Aufderheide (Communication / Center for Social Media, American University), Vincent Carelli

Screenings: Video in the Villages (1989, 10 min.) and The Spirit of TV (1990, 18 min.), Dir: Vincent Carelli. Discussion with Vincent Carelli follows screenings.

3-3:30pm: coffee break

 

3:30-5:30pm: Welcome/Introduction: Faye Ginsburg

Video in the Villages Today: Media as Cultural Activism in the Human Rights Movement

Speakers: Amalia Cordova, Ernesto Ignacio de Carvalho, Vincent Carelli

Screening: Clips from Martyrdom, the work-in-progress initiated by Video in the Villages after a succession of murders in the villages of Guarani-Kaiowá began in late 2012. The documentary urgently calls for a stop to the ongoing genocide; Tsõ’rehipãri, Sangradouro (2009, 28min.), Dir: Divino Tserewahú (Xavante). In 1957, after centuries of resistance and escape, a Xavante group takes refuge in the Salesian mission of Sangradouro, Mato Grosso. The film portrays the community today in the midst of all the changes they have experienced. Discussion with Divino Tserewahú follows screenings.

 

5:30-7pm: Introduction: Pegi Vail (Center for Media, Culture and History, NYU)

Screening: Bicycles of Nhanderu (2011, 48min.), Dir: Patricia Ferreira (Keretxu), Ariel Duarte Ortega (Guarani-Mbya). An immersion in spirituality and everyday life of the Mbya-Guarani from the Koenju Village, in Southern Brazil. Discussion with Patricia Ferreira and Ariel Duarte Ortega follows screening. 

 

Saturday, October 5, 1 – 4 PM

*CINEMA STUDIES, MICHELSON THEATER @ NYU, 721 BROADWAY, 6TH FLOOR

Screenings: Mbya Mirim (2013, 22 min.) Dirs: Patricia Ferreira (Keretxu) and Ariel Duarte Ortega (Guarani-Mbya). Palermo and Neneco, two Mbya Guarani children of Rio Grande do Sul, reveal the drama of their community in their play; The Master and Divino (2013, 85 min.), Dir: Tiago Campos Torres, with cinematography by Ernesto de Carvalho. Two filmmakers portray life in the village and in the mission of Sangradouro, Mato Grosso: Adalbert Heide, an eccentric German missionary who films in the community in 1957 with his Super-8 camera soon after initial contact; and Divino Tserewahú, a young Xavante filmmaker producing films for television and film festivals since the 1990s. The documentary shifts between complicity, competition, and irony to the historical record of indigenous catechization in Brazil.  Roundtable Discussion follows screening with Ernesto de Carvalho, Divino Tserewahú, Patricia Ferreira, and Ariel Duarte Ortega. 

Presented by NYU Centers for Media, Culture and History and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. With generous support from the Humanities Initiative. Special thanks to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Co-sponsors: Documentary Educational Resources; NYU Department of Cinema Studies, History Department, and Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics.

All events are free and open to the public

Please check back for any further changes to schedule

 

 

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