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Weaving Our Paths

Dir. & Writ. Cledson Kanunxi, Jackson Xinuni, Marta Tipuici
6 Mins | Brazil
Only six elders of the Manoki population in the Brazilian Amazon still speak their indigenous language, an imminent risk of losing this important dimension of their ways of existence. Deciding to reclaim their language with the elders, the younger ones decide to narrate their challenges and desires in images and words. Based on the analogy with the fragility of cotton that becomes a strong wire to support the weight in the hammock, Marta Tipuici speaks about the resistance of her people, her relationship with her grandmother, and her hope to speak their indigenous language again.