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THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS

by João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora

synopsis

There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen-year old Ihjãc has had 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 for Ihjãc to organize his father's funerary feast so that his spirit can depart to the village of the dead. The mourning must cease. Denying his duty and in order to escape the process of becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city, where he must face the reality of being an indigenous person in contemporary Brazil.

international title: The Dead and The Others
original title: Chuva é cantoria na aldeia dos mortos
country: Brazil, Portugal
sales agent: Luxbox
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
film run: 114'
cast: Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô
cinematography by: Renée Nader Messora
film editing: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Edgar Feldman
producer: Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia, João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
production: Karõ Filmes, Entrefilmes (BR), Material Bruto (BR)
backing: Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual (PT)