SATURDAY 25.1.2020 – 15:00 BRAZIL: THE DEEP ROOTS OF TRADITION SIIDA

 

Now is the Time

Canada, 2019, 16 min.

Director/Screenwriter: Christopher Auchter (Haida) 

Languages: English, Haida; subt. English

Using animation, archival footage and interviews, Haida carver Robert Davidson takes a look back at the carving and raising of a totem pole in 1969. What began as a revival of a lost cultural practice evolved into an important community celebration that brought together generations and tribes on Haida Gwaii. 

 

Guardiões da Memória / Memory Keepers

Brazil, 2017, 52 min.

Director: Alberto Álvares (Guarani-Ñandeva)

Languages: Guarani; subt. English 

The film is a documentary made in five Guarani villages in Rio de Janeiro State. It describes how the leaders and elders make memory and knowledge circulate by using prayers, narratives and beautiful words in the prayerhouse.