Uaká

Direction
Year
1988
Country
  • Brazil
Runtime
77min
Audio Tracks
Subtitles

In Xingu, the Quarup – a great festive event in which men steal the divine fire, spreading it across the earth – is celebrated every year in the Kamaiurá village. Nine tribes take part in the ritual to the sound of uruá flutes, where the pajés (shamans) Tacuma, Sapaim, and Prepori, among others, are present.

Details

  • Original Title
    Uaká
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Paula Gaitán
  • Cinematography
    Jonhy Howard
  • Editing
    Paula Gaitán, Aida Marquez
  • Sound
    Carlos Alberto Camuirano, Paula Gaitán
  • Runtime
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    1988
  • Country
    • Brazil
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Amiens International Film Festival
    • Cartagena Festival
    • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Prize, Amiens International Film Festival
    • Best Montage, Best Sound Editing, Best Photography, and Special Jury Prize at the Brasilia Festival
    • Jury Special Prize, Bogotá Festival, Colombia

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