Laura R. Graham, David Hernandez Palmer, and Caimi Waiásse, 2009
A unique collaboration between two indigenous filmmakers and an anthropologist, Owners of the Water is a compelling documentary with groundbreaking ethnographic imagery. A central Brazilian Xavante, a Wayuu from Venezuela, and a US anthropologist explore an indigenous campaign to protect a river from devastating effects of uncontrolled Amazonian soy cultivation. Xavante and Wayuu are nationally and internationally prominent political actors and both face challenges over water.
- People: Brazilian Xavante and Venezuelan Wayuu.,
- Length: 00:39:00
- Language: Xavante and Wayuu, with subtitles in English, Spanish, or Portuguese.
- Distributed by Documentary Educational Resources.
This film was screened at the SALSA V Sesquiannual Conference in Oxford/Paris, 2008
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