The Center for Media, Culture and History at NYU presents, Video in the Villages: Yaõkwá, Image and Memory, followed by a post-screening discussion with Video in the Villages founder, filmmaker Vincent Carelli with Robert Stam (NYU Cinema Studies) and Amalia Córdova (Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution).
Co-Sponsored by CLACS, Tisch. Cinema Studies, and the Native Studies Forum.
VIDEO NAS ALDEIAS (VNA) / VIDEO IN THE VILLAGES: Yaõkwá, Image and Memory (2020, 21 Mins, Directed by Rita Carelli and Vincent Carelli)
Video in the Villages, an ongoing project initiated in 1985 by filmmakers Vincent Carelli and Virginia Valadão, uses media technologies in partnership with Indigenous people as a tool of empowerment for their fight to preserve their lands and ways of life. For 15 years, this project has worked collaboratively with the Enawenê-nawê people in Mato Grosso Brazil, creating extensive records of the Yaõkwa, their longest ritual, that maintains the balance of the earthly world as a spiritual place. In the award-winning film Yaõkwá, Image and Memory, the Enawenê encounter mages recorded 25 years ago.