Video

Wapté MnHõnõ - the Xavante Initiation

Vincent Carelli

1999, 75:00 minutes, colour, English subtitles

TAPECODE 262.18

Directed by Bartolomeu Patira, Caimi Waiasse, Divino Tserewahu, Jorge Protodi, Winti Suya

Five Native video makers decide to film a key event for the Xavante - the complete cycle of initiation of one group of boys over a two year period. In addition to filming the preparations and events, they gather lively comments from the village's elders and speak on camera themselves.
The video makers involved are Divino Tserewahú (Xavante), Caimi Waiassé (Xavante), Bartolomeu Patira (Xavante), Jorge Protodi (Xavante) and Winti Suyá (Suyá).

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