Ana Vaz

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Brazil, France, Netherlands, Portugal, Documentary, Experimental, 2019, 28′

The film departs from the collective visual memory made from over 3000 drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari, a native people from Brazil. In these we see a learning process, but also the violence they were subjugated during the military dictatorship

The drawings made in the ’70s by the Waimiri-Atroari during their literacy process serve as the basis for Apiyemiyekî?In them, we can see and read the testimonies and reactions of these indigenous people of the Amazon to the violence and atrocities perpetrated against them by the whites during the Brazilian military dictatorship. In a film anchored in the past, reverberating in a present with which it shares too many similarities, Vaz reproduces with intelligence and intention an original listening gesture essential to the understanding of a community. (Ana David)