João Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora
Brazil, Portugal, 2018
16mm, Colour, 114'
There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen year old Ihjãc has nightmares since he lost his father. He is an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. Ihjãc walks into darkness, his sweaty body moves with fright. A distant chant comes through the palm trees. His father’s voice calls him to the waterfall: it´s time to organize the funerary feast so the spirit can depart to the dead´s village.
The mourning must cease. Denying his duty and in order to escape a crucial process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city. Far from his people and culture, he faces the reality of being an indigenous in contemporary Brazil.
With: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô and the people from Pedra Branca village – Krahô Indigenous Land
Directed by: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Production: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia, Karõ Filmes, Entrefilmes, Material Bruto
Cinematography: Renée Nader Messora
Editing: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Edgar Feldman
Sound design: Pablo Lamar
Sound mix: Ariel Henrique
Sound recording: Vitor Aratanha
Production coordination: Isabella Nader
Original languages: Krahô, Portuguese
World Sales: Luxbox
Distribution: Desforra Apache (Portugal), Embaúba (Brazil), Ad Vitam (France)