“This Land Is Our Land” – announces a painting, drawn midway into the film, on city walls scarred by atrocities committed against the Maxakali people, epitomizing over 500 years of Brazil’s genocidal colonial project. Stemming from this axiom, the documentary – a partnership between Maxakali and non-indigenous filmmakers – invites us to share the journey of the Tikmũ’ũn people through the territory of the ancients, sketching a mythical cartography that comes into being through encircled landscapes of the present and fabulates others possible images, preserving chants and memories of a place for the future. *(C.I)
Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu, Roberto Romero
Isael Maxakali is a filmmaker, teacher, and visual artist. Sueli Maxakali is a filmmaker, teacher and photographer. Together, they co-directed the films "Quando os Yãmîy Vêm Dançar Conosco" (2011), "Yãmiyhex: As Mulheres-espírito" (2019), and "Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: Essa Terra É Nossa!" (2020). Carolina Canguçu is a film editor, researcher, film teacher, and curator of documentary programs. Roberto Romero is an ethnologist, a doctoral candidate in Social Anthropology, and member of the Association Filmes de Quintal.