Traveling film festival will bring together productions with indigenous themes and workshops in cities in Acre | Acre

Traveling film festival will bring together productions with indigenous themes and workshops in cities in Acre | Acre
Traveling film festival will bring together productions with indigenous themes and workshops in cities in Acre | Acre
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1 of 3 Wewito Piyãko is a filmmaker and curator of FestCine Originários — Photo: Personal archive
Wewito Piyãko is a filmmaker and curator of FestCine Originários — Photo: Personal archive

An itinerant festival with the aim of giving visibility to cinema with a focus on indigenous peoples in the state of Acre. This is how FestCine Originários can be defined, which takes place between the 6th and 20th of April, in the municipalities of Rio Branco, Cruzeiro do Sul and Mâncio Lima.

The event was created by cultural producer Moisés Alencastro, who has worked in the sector for over 25 years, and will be launched this Saturday (6), in Aldeia Ipiranga, in the Puyanawa Indigenous Land, in Mâncio Lima. There will be 12 films including shorts, medium-length films and feature films, including “Somos Guardianes”, by Maranhão director Edivan Guajajara, brother of the Minister of Indigenous Peoples Sônia Guajajara. The work was produced by actor Leonardo Dicaprio.

In addition to Guajajara, filmmakers José Kaeté and Francisco Hyjnõ Krahô will participate in conversation circles. The curators are filmmakers Wewito Piyâko, Sérgio de Carvalho and audiovisual producer Rose Farias

“I have an LGBTQIA+ festival, and this opportunity arose to showcase other products, the house’s silverware, the audiovisual of our indigenous people. We have famous filmmakers, but we see that they are little recognized here. So, the reason is to show our talents”, says Alencastro.

2 of 3 Creator of the project, Moisés Alencastro emphasizes that the objective is to give visibility to the production with a focus on indigenous themes — Photo: Personal archive
Creator of the project, Moisés Alencastro emphasizes that the objective is to give visibility to the production with a focus on indigenous themes — Photo: Personal archive

The first traveling festival with this approach, FestCine Originários is financed through the Paulo Gustavo Law, and will kick off the month of visibility for the struggle of indigenous peoples, marked mainly on April 19th.

In addition to the productions that will be shown and conversation circles after the screenings, the festival will also feature a workshop for 15 participants from an indigenous cinema collective from Cruzeiro do Sul.

“There is a conversation after the film, to talk about his journey as a filmmaker until he got to where he is, as he has several other productions. He will give a communication workshop to a group of young indigenous people from Juruá. It’s a collective of thirty-two young people, but fifteen young people will participate in this workshop,” he adds.

Other highlights of the festival are the film “A Flor do Buriti”, which was awarded at the Cannes Festival in 2023, and “A Invenção do Outro”, awarded as best documentary at the 2024 San Diego Latin Film Festival.

“The festival is a celebration of life, art and the connection between all living beings on this planet we call home”, concludes Alencastro.

3 of 3 Edivan Guajajara directed “Somos Guardianes”, which was produced by Leonardo Dicaprio — Photo: Reproduction
Edivan Guajajara directed “Somos Guardianões”, which was produced by Leonardo Dicaprio — Photo: Reproduction

The article is in Portuguese

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