PI’Õ NHITSI, The Unnamed Xavante Women

Vincent Carelli

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


Directors: Tiago Campos Torres, Divino Tserewahú

Since 2002, Divino Tserewahú tried to make a film about the female initiation rite, no longer practiced in any other Xavante village, but since he started filming, the ritual is interrupted. Young and old discuss the difficulties and resistances involved in making this celebration.

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