An Indigenous Yanomami woman contemplates and reflects on a traditional shamanic practice, in which the image represents her gaze and sound represents her conscience. She focuses on the preparation of the Yakõana, a plant-derived hallucinogenic powder, which when ingested has the power to feed spirits and grant new knowledge. From a corner, the woman observes the shaman and inquiries every step of his preparation, reflecting on what her own experience would be like when inhaling the Yakõana. (M.M.)
Aida Harika Yanomami, Edmar Tokorino Yanomami, Roseane Yariana
Aida Harika and Edmar Tokorino are Yanomami filmmakers based in the village of Watorikɨ, while Roseane Yariana lives at Buriti village, Demini, the Yanomami Indigenous Land in the Brazilian Amazon. The filmmakers belong to a collective of Yanomami communicators created in 2018 by the Hutukara Yanomami Association with support from the Socio-Environmental Institute (ISA). "Thuë Pihi Kuuwi - Uma Mulher Pensando" and Yuri U Xëatima Thë - A Pesca com Timbó" are their inaugural joint directing effort.
26ª Mostra de Cinema de Tiradentes