Piripkura

Renata Terra / Mariana Oliva / Bruno Jorge

Brazil 2017, 82 min.

Documentary

Spoken language: Portuguese

Subtitles: English

In this chronicle of an expedition, the Amazonian habitat of two of the last remaining nomadic Piripkura can only be protected if there is proof they are still living there. Jair Candor, coordinator of FUNAI, the Brazilian National Indian Foundation, treks into the jungle in search of them.

Two of only three known members of the Piripkura still live as nomads in the Amazon rainforest, in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso. Their most important possession is a torch that was lit in 1998 and has remained so ever since. The area where they live is encircled by farms and sawmills, whose almost inevitable expansion is taking place through violent means. This area of rainforest can only keep its protected status if there’s proof that the two men, Pakyî and Tamandua, are still living there.

So Jair Candor, coordinator for the protection of these areas, treks into the jungle in search of them, sometimes accompanied by their sole surviving family member Rita. Through this film, the crew provides proof of the two men’s existence. Piripkura sheds light on the tragedy befalling indigenous Amazon people – the systematic violence used against them is a constant menacing presence. Despite the impressive resilience and tenacity of the last of the Piripkura, an inevitable question hangs in the air: how long can it last?

Synopsis

Piripkura has been selected for the Activist competition and is part of the Save the Planet and IDFA Selection theme programmes.

Credits

Productions:

Zeza Filmes

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Talkshows & debates

Piripkura: Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 19:00

Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about the dangerous work of Jair Candor in the Amazon forest in Brazil.

Piripkura: Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra

Sunday, March 25, 2018 - 13:15

Journalist Harm Ede Botje talks with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about the protection of indigenous peoples in the Amazone forest in Brazil.

OneWorld presents Piripkura Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 19:30

Editor in chief of OneWorld Seada Nourhussen talks with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about activism and preserving the Brazilian rainforest.

Piripkura: Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 17:00

Q&A with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about the expeditions of Jair Candor into the Amazone rainforest in Brazil.