In the Tekoa Mbya Takuaty village, on The Island of Cotinga (PR), we follow the experiences of the first village led by a woman, Juliana Kerexu – known as the Chiefess. Guided by Nhanderu’s spirit as much as Mbya-Guarani spirituality and politics, and her closest references: mother, grandmother and daughter, the chiefess solidifies her roots grounded on feminine strength. Drawing a parallel between traditions and the construction of a world where personal strength holds the power to fortify and create a community, Juliana is the voice of a new time. *(K.M)
Born in Curitiba/PR, where she lives, yet raised amid wanderings through the countryside of the state of Paraná. She holds a BA in Theater Production from UFPR, and is currently a Master's student in Science, Technology and Society at IFPR, with research focused on traditional peoples. In 2015 she founded Cantarim Cultural, which focuses on popular cultures. Her first works as a director and screenwriter were the documentaries "Elas São o Meu Início" and "Mide: Entre Costuras e Cantares" (2021).