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500 Souls

An “ethnopoetic” film about the mythical, existential universe of the Guató culture, a millenary group that is today dispersed around the Pantanal. Considered extinct in the 1960’s, the Guatós were rediscovered in the 1970’s and conquered back part of their territory. The socio-political memory of this culture is recreated by means of staging the trial for the murder of the Guató leader, the culprits of which remain unpunished. By building a kind of mosaic to reveal the Guató saga, the film experiments with the relationships between the indigenous language and the cinematic language, reflecting on the image the society and the Indians themselves make of their culture.

Documentary.

2005, 1 x 109, 35 mm / HDTV.

Directed by: Joel Pizzini Filho.

Exibition: TV Cultura (Brazil), CANAL+ CYFROWY SP. Z O.O. (Poland).

Awards and Festivals

BEST DOCUMENTARY

BEST LATIN AMERICAN

DOCUMENTARY

TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2005