The Dead and the Others

Screening Date: 
Thursday, February 4, 2021
Screening Location: 
Online - please register by February 4, 2021 at 4:30 pm
1 hr 54 min
João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora


Fiction / Brazil, Portugal / 2018

The Dead and the Others (Chuva é Cantoria na Aldeia dos Mortos). 

There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen year old Ihjãc has nightmares since he lost his father. He is an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil. Ihjãc walks into darkness, his sweaty body moves with fright. A distant chant comes through the palm trees. His father's voice calls him to the waterfall: it's time to organize a funerary feast so the spirit can depart to the dead's village. 

The mourning must cease. Denying his duty and in order to escape a crucial process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city. Far from his people and culture, he faces the reality of being an indigenous in contemporary Brazil. 

Luxbox Films

Language: Krahô and Portuguese