Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land! / Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: Essa Terra É Nossa!

  • Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu, Roberto Romero
  • Brazil
  • 2020
  • 1h 10min
  • International premiere
  • International Competition
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Filmed on their own land, This Land is our Land! is a unique and multilayered visual cartography made by Brazilian Indigenous filmmakers Isael and Sueli Maxakali and their collaborators. Following Yãmīhex: The Women-Spirit (2019), a landmark in Brazilian Indigenous cinema, Isael and Sueli Maxakali have crafted another personal film that shifts across multiple forms, combining mourning practices, rituals, and chanting, with interviews and observational material to create a study of white violence that reminds us of the urgency of seeing beyond the western gaze. Sharing their complex understanding of physical, historical, and mythological space through the film’s form, the filmmakers chart a hypnotic journey that acts as a manifesto against all kinds of borders, those that divide nations and those that demarcate land. Farmers in the area may have violently taken their land, but this has not silenced them, as is shown by this film with its tender yet boldly confrontational gaze.

Nuhu Yãg Mu Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land! will be followed by a live online Q&A with Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu and Roberto Romero which will be live-streamed from the cinema to Selects.

 

Screenings in cinema and online

Nuhu Yãg Mu Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!
Halo Showroom Cinema 3
Sat 5 June 17:30 - Sat 5 June 19:10
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International Competition Winner - Nũhũ Yãg Mũ Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land!
Abbeydale Picture House
Sun 13 June 17:15 - Sun 13 June 18:30
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