URBAN CONFLICT LIVING RESISTANCE INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE DISPERSION OF COMMUNITIES HISTORIA DO FUTURO IS A TALE OF EXTREME URBAN LONELINESS HISTORIA DO FUTURO IS A FILM ABOUT DIGNITY.

Terra Sem Males is a short film essay that participates in the Brazilian trilogy, which continues the work begun by the author with the London trilogy released in 2012 (The Golden Temple, Sur les Jeux Olympiques, Respect the Brutal) dedicated to the impact of the Mega Events on local populations.

 

The story of this impact is narrated through the meeting with specific personal stories, that become possible universal narratives. The “Terra sem males” mentioned by Urutau Guajajaras is the one of the Capuchin friars during the act of evangelization towards indigenous peoples, who partially resisted preserving their cultural autonomy.

 

Terra Sem Males tells the story of Aldeia Maracanã, a building that represents much more than a solid, colonial architecture. The anthropologist Darcy Ribeiro created here the first Museum do Indio inside the ancient building that Marshal Rondon (1865-1958) used as headquarter for the controversial Service of Protection for Indios, inside an old colonial mansion of the Duque of Caxias, built on the top of an indigenous cemetery. The palace has been abandoned in the late sixties. In the same building a group of Natives operated an action of revitalization and claimed the spot as independent territory between 2006 and 2013.

 

The language is part of the integration process, or the presence of the Portuguese since birth, it leads to a partial loss of the indigenous mother tongue, moving away the new generations from their original culture. This process, in place for centuries, has sped up only in the twentieth century, through the work of exploration of Rondon Marshal, founder of the Indians Protection Service, ambiguous organ replaced by FUNAI, from 1988, the year of the seventh Brazilian Constitution, within which are occurred significant changes with respect to the social and civil consideration of the indigenous law. This impressive theme that has to do with the extinction of hundreds of indigenous groups in contact with the modernity, is a research’s exterminated field, that It goes beyond the immense territory that involves. The wise short film essay aims to provide a simple instrument of reflection, on a matter of universal nature, as the disappearance of a language, due to the impact of the aggressive culture of colonialism, as neocolonialism.

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