I’m thrilled to join Dana Khromov, Valeria Meiller, Sebastián Figueroa, and Ashley Brock in a series of articles called “Reframing Humans, Animals and Land in Contemporary Brazilian and Argentinan Cinema,” published at the website of the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities. My piece explores the use of landscape in the 2017 film Ava Yvy Vera – A Terra do Povo do Raio (Ava Yvy Vera – the Land of the Lightning People) by the Guarani and Kaiowa filmmakers Genito Gomes, Valmir Gonçalves Cabreira, Jhonn Nara Gomes, Jhonaton Gomes, Edina Ximenes, Dulcídio Gomes, Sarah Brites, and Joilson Brites, highlighting the contribution of indigenous media to Brazilian iconography. Read the piece in both English and Portuguese here.
Ava Yvy Vera at the Penn Program in Environmental Humanities website
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