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People from the Heart of the Earth

People from the Heart of the Earth

Ava Yvy Pyte ygua
Jhon Nara Gomes, Joilson Flores Brites, Sarah Brites, Cledson Ricarte, Ludimar da Silva, Beibity Flores, Itamar Gonçalves, Jhon Lailson Gomes Almeida, Vagner Gomes, Jhon Malison Franco, Luisa Lanna, Anailson Flores, Genito Gomes, Jhon Malis Franco, Luciana de Oliveira
Brazil
2023
40 min
World Premiere
IDFA Competition for Short Documentary
Synopsis

The collective Guahu’i Guyra spent three years filming their people, the Guarani-Kaiowá, original inhabitants of a piece of land in Brazil. Much of of their ancestral lands have been destroyed by monoculture and deforestation. In the small territory they managed to retake, a few families try to live according to their traditional way of life, devoting a lot of attention to each other and their environment.

The camera is part of their daily life, and the day finishes in pitch darkness with a conversation about time. The film thus organically explores the history of this Guarani-Kaiowá village (tekoha). They have been struggling for more than 30 years to reclaim the land of their ancestors. A nighttime guerrilla raid provides a moment of excitement in a film that is otherwise meditative, and sometimes hypnotic, with chants, prayers and music.

Nature is omnipresent—in the blazing sun, the mysterious moon, and the sounds of insects, birds and the pattering rain. In the lightning, which is the sacred word of the creators of the world. And, just as much, in the oral traditions about earth, stone and crops, which form a spiritual common thread running through the film.

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Credits
40 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: Guarani
Director
    Jhon Nara Gomes for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Joilson Flores Brites for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Sarah Brites for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Cledson Ricarte for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Ludimar da Silva for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Beibity Flores for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Itamar Gonçalves for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Jhon Lailson Gomes Almeida for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Vagner Gomes for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Jhon Malison Franco for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Luisa Lanna for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Anailson Flores for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Genito Gomes for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Jhon Malis Franco for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Luciana de Oliveira for Guahu'i Guyra Collective
    Jhon Nara Gomes for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Joilson Flores Brites for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Sarah Brites for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Cledson Ricarte for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Ludimar da Silva for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Beibity Flores for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Itamar Gonçalves for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Jhon Lailson Gomes Almeida for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Vagner Gomes for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Jhon Malison Franco for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Luisa Lanna for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Anailson Flores for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Genito Gomes for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Jhon Malis Franco for Guahu'i Guyra Collective ,
    Luciana de Oliveira for Guahu'i Guyra Collective
Production
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
Cinematography
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
Editing
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
Sound
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
Sound Design
    Ernesto de Carvalho
    Ernesto de Carvalho
Screening copy
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective
    Guahu'i Guyra Collective

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