Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
Brazil Initiative

Charles Bicalho ─ The Sung Cinema of the Maxakali People

Thursday, October 31, 2019

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer Street

Charles BicalhoUniversity of the State of Minas Gerais (UEMG) and Pajé Filmes, will look at the modern media production of the Maxakali indigenous people in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais in the Southeast of the country, with a special focus on the portfolio of the production company Pajé Filmes. The Maxakali have produced documentaries and animation based on their traditional songs, rituals and stories taking the expressions of oral traditions and rendering them in the digital medium. The most recent Maxakali film, the animated Mãtãnãg, a Encantada (Matanag, the Enchanted One, 2019), a film based on a traditional story of the Maxakali people, will be shown and debated.