CHUVA É CANTORIA NA ALDEIA DOS MORTOS
Jury Prize – Un Certain Regard
Directors: Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza
Writers: Renée Nader Messora, João Salaviza
Stars: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô
Country : BRAZIL, PORTUGAL Length : 114 minutes
There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen year old Ihjãc has nightmares since he has 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 the 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.