From forgotten languages to burned books, a nation loses its touchstone. Without memory there is no possible future, and it’s hard to go back. In “Kanau’Kyba – Kaminho das pedras em Wapitchana” -, a documentary film directed by Gustavo Caboco, the connection between the fire that burned down the National Museum in 2018 in Rio de Janeiro and the discovery of the Bendegó Meteorite in 1784 in Bahia tells us that some narratives cannot be erased. (K.M.)
Gustavo Caboco, born in Curitiba, Roraima, 1989. A Wapichana visual artist, he works on the Paraná-Roraima network and along the paths that lead back to the land. His production with document-drawing, painting, text, embroidery, animation, and performance proposes new ways to reflect on the displacement of Indigenous bodies, the restoration of memory, and autonomous research in museum collections to contribute to the struggle of Indigenous peoples.