FILMVISNING PÅ ENGELSK
This is the story of a native people from Brazil living in the deep western Amazon, returning to their ancestral and spiritual way of life by getting in touch with their own culture and identity.
In the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, the self-claimed Huni Kuin (meaning true people) are experiencing the renaissance of their culture after decades of slavery and being forbidden to live their identity.
It was only in the year 2000 they started to remember who they really were by taking their sacred medicine ayahuasca in community. Their identity has returned after 20+ years of prayers and cultural strengthening undertaken by the spiritual leader Ninawá Pai da Mata and his village. In this feature film, we are taken by the villagers to the cacophony and the enchantments of the forest medicines sharing their culture and importance of identity of native people.
Lara Jacoski and Patrick Belem are co-directors of Bem-te-vi Produções, a Brazilian independent film production. Living and working as pilgrim filmmakers since 2012 across the 5 continents, they focus on producing ethnographic documentary projects that register ancestral culture and alternative ways of perceiving the world.