Screening of We Are the Indians.
We are pleased to announce the screening of another award-winning documentary – We Are the Indians by Phil Cox. The session will take place from 17:30 to 19:30 in Theatre A, University Place, on 16 November 2015. The director Phil Cox will be present for a Q&A after the screening and will deliver a workshop for the students of our MA in Visual Anthropology on the following day. This is a free event, all welcome!
Synopsis: Marcelo loves the blockbuster film The Mission as his uncle, known as ‘Burnt Arse’ appears in it. When he watches it with his children, he points out that this is how his ancestors used to live – “this is their past”. The irony is typical for life amongst Argentina’s Guarani Indians who are struggling to hold onto their traditions whilst being pulled into the ‘White World’. Yet the issues faced by the Guarani in the film – such as identity, friendship, adultery, death and land rights , are the same issues people face all over the world. It is how the Guarani deal with these universal questions and overcome them that makes for a unique film.
Awards: BAFICI Buenos Aires FF Award, MANAUS FF Award, Contra El Silencio Award Mexico
A beautifully made film, with rare pathos and humour – crafted with a stinging filmmakers edge.The Independent
Bold and poetic filmmaking laced with humor and characters that break stereotypical indiegenous representations…Cinema Lover