11 de setembro de 2008

Nguné Elü

During a video workshop in the Kuikuro village in the Upper Xingu, a lunar eclipse takes place, bringing mysterious consequences. Everything is turned upside - down as the male moon menstruates. It is time for purifying practices such as scarifying the skin, inducing vomiting and wrestling. Shamans cure the body pains brought about by the eclipse, while women sing songs about sexuality and gender, relating the moon's menstruation to their own.

"O DIA EM QUE A LUA MENSTRUOU", video de Takumã Kuikuro, Maricá Kuikuro
from the Video in the Villages collection
distributed by Documentary Educational Resources

Purchase: http://www.der.org/films/ngune-elu.html

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