Sheffield DocFest 2020

Films showing for free on the Sheffield Doc/Fest platform

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Corumbiara: They Shoot Indians, Don’t They? (Country: Brazil; Year: 2009; Director: Vincent Carelli; Stars: Vincent Carelli, Altair Algaier, Monuzinho Canoê, Paulo da Silva, Inês Hargreaves, Passaká Mequém, Pedro Mequém, Pedro Rodrigues, Gigi Santos, Marcelo Santos, Vincent Carelli, Altair Algaier, Monuzinho Canoê, Paulo da Silva, Inês Hargreaves)
In 1985, a daring worker of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Brazil denounced a massacre in the lawless region of Corumbiara. The investigations turned to a series of Indian genocides in the area. Spanning 20 years, the film shows the search for proof and the version of the survivors.
Screening in June
The Hyperwomen (As hiper mulheres) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2011; Director: Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette)
Fearing the death of the elderly wife, the husband asks his nephew to perform Janurikumalu, the highest female ritual of the Upper Xingu (MT), so she can sing one more time.
Screening in June
Martyrdom (Martírio) (Country: Brazil; Year: 2016; Director: Vincent Carelli, Tatiana Almeida, Ernesto de Carvalho; Writer: Tatiana Almeida, Vincent Carelli; Stars: Celso Aoki, Myriam Medina Aoki, Oriel Benites, Vincent Carelli, Tonico Medina, Celso Aoki, Myriam Medina Aoki, Oriel Benites, Vincent Carelli, Tonico Medina)
The great reclaiming march for the sacred Guarani Kaiowá territories through Vincent Carelli’s filming, who recorded the birthplace of the movement in the 1980s. Twenty years later, touched by the successive massacres reports, Carelli searches for the origins of this genocide.
Screening in June
Tava, The Stone House (Year: 2012; Director: Vincent Carelli, Patricia Ferreira (Keretxu), Ariel Duarte Ortega, Ernesto Ignacio de Carvalho)
Mbyá-Guarani myth, history and memory about Jesuit reductions and the ‘guaranítica’ war of 17th century that happened in Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
Screening in June
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