Scene from the film Apiyemiyekî?
Scene from the film Apiyemiyekî?
Scene from the film Apiyemiyekî?
Scene from the film Apiyemiyekî?


  • Brazil
  • France
  • Portugal
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An archive of drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari during their first literacy experience build a collective visual memory from their learning process, perspective and territory while documenting their encounter with “civilised man”.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Ana Vaz
  • Cinematography
    Ana Vaz
  • Music
    Guilherme Vaz
  • Sound
    Ana Vaz, Nuno da Luz
  • Runtime
    28 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Brazil
    • France
    • Portugal
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Rotterdam IFF 2020
    • IndieLisboa 2020
    • Berlin International Film Festival 2020
    • Lima Alterna Festival Internacional de Cine
    • New York Film Festival, 2020
    • Festival Brésil en Mouvements
    • Festival Internacional Cine Independiente La Plata Festi-Freak, Argentina, 2020
    • FIC Valdivia, Chile, 2020
    • Camara Lucida, Ecuador, 2020
    • Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg
    • Best Anthropological Film at Festival dei Popoli, 2020
    • Pravo Ljudski Film Festival, Sarajevo, 2020
    • Bogoshorts – Bogotá Short Film Festival, 2020
    • Videonale, Video & Time-Based Art Festival, Bonn, 2021
    • Corpos da Terra, Festival de Cinema Indígena, Rio de Janeiro, 2021
  • Awards
    • Grand Prize for Best Film at Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival
    • Honourable Mention, Dialogue Prize at EMAF European Media Art Festival
    • Jury Prize at Vienna Shorts Festival
    • Grand Prix at 25 FPS, Zagreb
    • Best Director at Black Canvas is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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