This tape documents a cultural exchange between the Parkatêjê (Gavião) of the Para state and their "relatives", the Krahô of Tocantins. Kokrenum, the charismatic chief of the Parkatêjê, organizes a visit to the Krahô, who speak their language and maintain their traditions. The 50 young Parkatêjê he brings along participate in a ceremony consisting of singing, body painting and preparations for the long, strenuous relay race through the savannah. The following year, the Parkatêjê return the invitation and the Krahô travel to kokren's village. The two chiefs discuss cultural issues and seal a pact of friendship between their groups.
We gather as a family / Eu já fui seu irmão
Krall Fry, Maia
Head of Knowledge and Creative Communities, Science and Research Entertainment Exchange, Wellcome Trust
The Burst of Things: Objects are alive and have something to say
The Burst of Things tells the stories from the main objects that were integral to Chile’s most recent social outbreak. A pot that is on trial, a subway station turnstile which is leapt by a student, a reflective vest who is in the hands of a white supremacist, a 66 million year old fossil used as a weapon, a shirt used as a hood to defy the police, and a presidential speech that decides to unveil itself. Ideologies and structures which until now ruled us, are falling apart in front of our eyes. This is our attempt to process and rethink reality.
Episode 1: The Innocent Pot
A pot is on trial and in her defense, she relates how she went from being a teflon pot to becoming the sound of the explosion of social unrest in Chile.
Episode 3: Cora the Yellow Vest
A reflective vest is leaving testimony of the crime committed by its owner during a citizen demonstration before the police come to arrest them.
Supported by RED Knowledge Exchange Fund, University of Bristol and Invisible Coop.