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The Spirit of TV

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02 julio 2008


Beginning with the arrival by canoe of a TV and VCR in their village, The Spirit of TV documents the emotions and thoughts of the Waiãpi as they first encounter their own TV images and those of others. They view a tape from their chief’s first trip to Brasilia to speak to the government, news broadcasts, and videos on other Brazilian native peoples. The tape translates the opinions of individual Waiãpi on the power of images, the diversity of native peoples, and native peoples’ common struggles with federal agents, goldminers, trappers and loggers.


1990 | 18 min
Direction and camera: Vincent Carelli
Antropological consult for dialogues, translate and script: Dominique T. Gallois
Sound and post-production: Cleiton Capellossi
Editing: Tutu Nunes
Realization: Centro de Trabalho Indigenista

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