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Amazon journal [electronic resource] / by Geoffrey O'Connor.

Author/Creator:
O'Connor, Geoffrey.
Publication:
New York, NY : Filmakers Library, 1995.
Format/Description:
Video
1 online resource (59 min.)
Series:
Filmakers library online
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Subjects:
Indians of South America -- Brazil.
Indians, Treatment of -- Brazil.
Yanomamo Indians.
Form/Genre:
Documentary.
Language:
English.
Summary:
Geoffrey O'Connor, the filmmaker of Contact and At The Edge of Conquest has produced this fascinating chronicle of recent political events in the Brazilian Amazon. Beginning with the assassination of Chico Mendes in 1988 and ending with a return trip to Yanomami Territory in 1995, this six year journey provides an illuminating perspective on the volatile changes of this era. Besides documenting events, O'Connor analyzes the complex interaction between semi-isolated indigenous societies and "outsiders." In collaboration with Brazilian anthropologist Alcida Ramos, he explores the return of the "noble savage phenomena", wherein outsiders created misleading illusions about Indian societies. This cultural confusion explains many of the region s tragic events. This insightful look at the Amazon includes exclusive sequences of the events surrounding the massacre of a village of Yanomami Indians, the demarcation of Kayapo Territory, and the rock star Sting's frank assessment of his own involvement in rain forest politics. This new release from a veteran observer of the Amazon scene sheds new light on cultural confrontation.
Notes:
Originally released as DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011).
Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2011. (Filmakers library online). Available via World Wide Web.
International Documentary Association, Nomination, 1996
Latin American Studies Association, 1998
Margaret Mead Film Festival, 1996
Silver Apple, National Educational Film & Video Festival, 1996
Contributor:
Alexander Street Press.
OCLC:
747798827
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.