Vincent Carelli

Brazil's more than 200 indigenous peoples are largely voiceless and suffer from the country's worst living conditions. They are often perceived by mainstream society as unusual, primitive, or violent. Vincent Carelli battles such prejudice and discrimination with Video in the Villages, a program that empowers indigenous peoples and changes mainstream societal perceptions.

Artist Code: 262


Cineastas Indígenas, Indigenous Filmmakers

2010, 31:35 minutes, colour, Various Indigenous languages, Portuguese, with English Subtitles

Kene Yuxí, The Twists of Kene

2010, 47:35 minutes, colour, HuniKui, Portuguese, with English Subtitles

TSÕ’REHIPÃRI, Sangradouro

2009, 28:35 minutes, colour, Portuguese with English Subtitles

PI’Õ NHITSI, The Unnamed Xavante Women

2009, 53:12 minutes, colour, Portuguese with English Subtitles

Corumbiara, They Shoot Indians, Don’t They?

2009, 118:00 minutes, colour, Portuguese with English Subtitles

MOKOI TEKOÁ PETEI JEGUATÁ – Two villages, one single walk

2008, 63:29 minutes, colour, Guarani, Portuguese, with English Subtitles

Prîara Jõ, After the egg, the war

2008, 14:41 minutes, colour, Portuguese with English Subtitles

Back to the Good Land

2008, 21:00 minutes, colour, Panará with English Subtitles

I've Already Become an Image

2008, 32:00 minutes, colour, Hatxã Kui with English Subtitles

A Gente Luta mas Come Fruta / We Struggle But We Eat Fruit

2006, 40:00 minutes, colour, Ashaninka with English Subtitles

Iauaretê, Waterfall of the Jaguars

2006, 48:00 minutes, colour, Tukano and Portuguese with English Subtitles

Xinã Bena, New Era

2006, 52:00 minutes, colour, Hatxã Kui with English Subtitles

Imbé Gikegü, The Smell of Pequi Fruit

2006, 36:00 minutes, colour, Kuikuro with English Subtitles

The Agouti´s Peanut (Kiarãsâ yõ Sâty)

2005, 51:00 minutes, colour, Panará and Portuguese with English Subtitles

The day when the moon menstruated (Nguné Elü)

2004, 28:00 minutes, colour, English Subtitles

Healer Training (Darĩtidzé)

2003, 35:00 minutes, colour, Xavante with English Subtitles

A day in the Village (Kinja Iakaha)

2003, 40:00 minutes, colour, Waimiri and Atroari with English Subtitles

MOYNGO, The dream of Maragareum

2003, 44:00 minutes, colour, Ikpeng with English Subtitles

From the Ikpeng Children to the World (MARANGMOTXÍNGMO MÏRANG)

2002, 35:00 minutes, colour, Ikpeng with English Subtitles

Video in the Villages Presents Itself

2002, 32:00 minutes, colour


2001, 42:00 minutes, colour, Portuguese, English and Spanish

Power of the Dream (Wai'a Rini)

2001, 65:00 minutes, colour, Xavante with English subtitles

Indians In Brazil (prt 1 & 2)

2000, colour, Portuguese, English and Spanish

Have a nice trip Ibantu!

2000, 18:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

Wapté MnHõnõ - the Xavante Initiation

1999, 75:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

It's Now or Never (Ou Vai ou Racha)

1998, 31:00 minutes, colour, Macushi, w/ English subtitles

Thank You Brother (Hepari Idubrada, Obrigado Irmão)

1998, 19:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

Jungle Secrets (Segredos da Mata)

1998, 37:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

Video Cannibalism (Antropofagia Visual)

1998, 17:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

One Must Be Curious (Tem Que Ser Curioso)

1997, 16:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

Signs Don't Speak (Placa Não Fala)

1996, 26:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

Our Celebration (Jane Moraita)

1995, 32:00 minutes, Waiãpi with English subtitles

The Banquet of the Spirits (Yãkwa)

1995, 54:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

We Gather as a Family (Eu Já Seu Irmão)

1993, 32:00 minutes, colour, Portuguese

Free-For-All In Sararé (Boca Livre No Sararé)

1992, 27:00 minutes, colour, Portuguese

No One Eats Coal (Ninguém Come Carvão)

1991, 14:00 minutes, colour, Portuguese with English subtitles

What Can We Do? (Qual É O Jeito Zé?)

1990, 14:00 minutes, colour, Portuguese with English subtitles

The Spirit of TV (L'Esprit de la Télé)

1990, 18:00 minutes, colour, Waiãpi with English and French subtitles

Video in the Villages (Video Nas Aldeias)

1989, 10:00 minutes, colour, French

Wai'a, The Men's Secret (Wai'a, O Segredo Dos Homens)

1988, 15:00 minutes, colour, Tupi with English or Portuguese voiceover


1988, 27:00 minutes, colour, French

Girl's Celebration (A Festa da Moça)

1987, 18:00 minutes, colour, French

Critical Writing

Video In The Villages Exhibition: Through Indian Eyes: Moi, un Indien
by Vincent Carelli. Video in the Villages: Through Indian Eyes., Apr. 20, 2004. Carmo Olinda: Banco do Brasil, 2004.
Mad Priests and the Mimetic Faculty: Ethnographic Film,...
by Scott MacKenzie. cine ACTION, 1994, no. 33. Toronto, Canada: CineAction, 1994.
Places in the Sun: Tribes and Tribulations
by Judith Shulevitz. Film Comment Magazine, Jan. 1990, v. 26, no. 1.