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My first contact: autonomy on their ancestral territories

A documentary directed by , .

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Price: €14.00


It hap­pened forty years ago, on the bank of the Rio Jatoba in the mid­dle of the Brazil­ian Ama­zon­ian for­est. The Ikpeng Indi­ans, a tribe of aggres­sive war­riors, met with the white man for the first time ever. The Indi­ans relate this deci­sive meet­ing that irre­versibly changed their lives. We thus dis­cover another ver­sion of this story and con­sider it from a dif­fer­ent angle, because, in this film the roles have been reversed : we, the white men, are the intrud­ers with our dif­fer­ent cus­toms and cul­ture. The film is much orig­i­nal as the meet­ing between the Ikpeng tribe and the white men is seen from the Indi­ans’ point of view. The Indian film­maker witness’s and under­stands the deep motives, emo­tions and feel­ings of the dif­fer­ent pro­tag­o­nists. At the time of the first meet­ing there were about one hun­dred peo­ple in the tribe. They were com­pletely iso­lated and lived on the bank of the Rio Jatoba. The tribe has moved to the Xingu reser­va­tion since. It is with sad­ness and nos­tal­gia, but still with a touch of humour, that the elderly Ikpeng film­maker recalls the past when they didn’t know the white men and could live in total free­dom and


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