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

Piripkura

Language: Engels

WHEN & WHERE?

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 19:00
Zaal 4, Filmhuis Den Haag

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

Journalist and storyteller Alwin Helmink talks with activist Jair Candor and director Renata Terra about the making of this documentary and the dangerous work of Jair Candor in the Amazon forest in Brazil.

One of Jair Candor’s main goals working for Brazil’s indigenous peoples, is looking out for Tamanda and Pakyî. These two men live alone in an area where timber companies are eager to make a profit – and use violence and even murder to get their way. But Tamanda and Pakyî have incredible survival skills. Candor: ‘These guys are ninja’s!’ Jair Candor works for the Brazilian National Indian Foundation (FUNAI). According to FUNAI, there are at least one hundred isolated indigenous groups living in the Brazilian Amazon jungle. ‘My job,’ Candor says, ‘is to go on monitoring expeditions to see where the Indians are, if they are okay, and prevent the invasion of loggers, prospectors and grileiros [land grabbers, ed.].’ Read more about Jair Candor and watch a short clip.