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Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God


18 June 2008

6792 ḵing gan

Shake is a powerful shaman of the Yanomamö people. He wields his power to heal and to protect his people against their enemies in this world and beyond. Tracing his life and the life of his community over 40 years of their history, Shake tells how he and his people grapple with new ideas that come from the outside world and the challenging decisions they make in order to maintain their identity and survive as a people. Yai Wanonabälewä: The Enemy God gives voice to a group of indigenous people to relate their own dramatic story. The film tells the true story of a Yanomamö shaman and the supernatural struggle for the survival of his people. It is the result of a collaboration of storytellers and filmmakers from Belize, Venezuela, Canada, and the United States.

Filmmaker: Christopher Bessette

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Producer's Name: Tom Khazoyan

Year of Production: 2008

Distributor Information:

Contact: 10X Productions 10 W. Dry Creek Circle Littleton, CO 80120 303.459.5393

Country: Belize

Region: Amazon

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