The goal of this project is to gather enough money to edit, add subtitles, design, print, package and mail the dvd’s of the 1st chapter of a series of educational documentaries for and made by the amazonic indian tribe called karajà or Inâ. All the material is already filmed.
During my first stay I reached a level of compromise and friendship with them to the point that they asked me to live with them for some months and film their traditions, culture, wisdom and rituals with 2 main goals:
Documenting their culture to demand its preservation at an international level.
And -most important- to re-educate those indians who are loosing their identity and traditional values, to help them to meet them again, love them and preserve them.
This need was transmitted to me through the brothers Samuel an Bill Karajà, indians, chiefs of the tribe and founders of Teribé village. Both of them are amazing, eager and very clever people that devote all their time and energies to a single cause: Preserving indigenous people and nature.
With this goal in mind they “changed bow and arrow for the white man’s weapon: The law" and so they became lawyers, specialized in human rights. With this new weapon they’ve been fighting in cities all around the world defending the rights of indigenous people.
You can read the latest news about the next trip of Bill Karajá to Washington:
A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON THE TERIBÉ VILLAGE
On 2004, the brothers realized that the increasing influence of the capitalist world and the introduction of materials, technologies and foods that where not their own, was destroying their society and was bringing alcoholism, prostitution and other similar problems. So they decided to found a new village were everyone going to live there was doing so with the compromise and will of preserving, taking care and pass on the traditional way of living of the amazonic indians.
And that’s how the small village of Teribé was borned, at the shore of Araguaia river in a paradisiac landscape guarded by a huge “Yellow Ypé” blosoming all year round and where... the sand... sings (and birds, and the inhabitands of the village and every living thing that composes the landscape).
They keep on having a close relationship with their brothers from other villages and they preserve themselves to become an example to be followed, and invite the other tribes to join them in the traditional lifestyle.
HOW WILL THE DOCUMENTARY BE USED
As in other neighboring villages there are televisions and dvd players in some of the huts. We want to use them so that they can watch our documentaries about their traditions as an educative tool.
and... it is because of all this that I am aplying for resources to edit this first chapter and later I will aply again to be able to finish the following ones.
The amount I’m asking for is tight but enough to make the portugese version with subtitles in catalan, spanish and english and sent them straight away to the indian villages.
I plan on finishing the documentary in about three months.
With all your help, we can make it happen!