Critical Writing Index

Video In The Villages Exhibition: Through Indian Eyes: Moi, un Indien

by Vincent Carelli

Video in the Villages: Through Indian Eyes., Apr. 20, 2004, pp. 21-32

Carmo Olinda: Banco do Brasil, 2004

This article is from the exhibition catalogue for the Video in the Villages Exhibition in Carmo Olinda, Brazil. In it, Vincent Carelli, founder of Video in the Villages, chronicles a life of activism and his slow shift from filmmaker to collaborator, finding it crucial to make videos “with,” rather than “about." He discusses how the Video in the Villages program has been received and funded internationally but never by the Brazilian government, which is symptomatic of the government’s prevailing attitude. He also expresses hope that independent cultural production can help indigenous peoples become recognized and respected.

ITEM 2004.135 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Inter PeoplesAndréa Tonacci

The girls celebrationVincent Carelli

Video in the VillagesVincent Carelli

The banquet of the spiritsVirginia Valadão

The spirit of TVVincent Carelli

Meeting AncestorsVincent Carelli

We gather as a familyVincent Carelli

Video cannibalismEnauênê Nauê

Indian ProgramMany unnamed collaborators