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The last two surviving members of the Piripkura people, a nomadic tribe in the Mato Grasso region of Brazil, struggle to maintain their way of life amidst the region’s massive deforestation. Pakyî and Tamandua live off the land in the remote rainforest relying on a machete, an ax, and a torch lit since 1998. Jair Candor, a coordinator with the National Indian Foundation of Brazil, first made contact in 1989 and arranged for protected status which requires renewal every two years. As time runs short for Candor to find the two men, he and the camera team trek deep into the remote territory, as the systemic violence used against indigenous Amazon people is revealed--a situation likely to become more perilous with Brazil’s newly elected President.
Monica Film Center 11.26.18 - 11.26.18
Royal 2.28.19 - 2.28.19