“With this poignant, exceptional story, the filmmakers tackle a broad series of issues that should be high up on the international human rights agenda. The filmic quality of this documentary left us no choice but to award the Amsterdam Human Rights Award to Piripkura. ”
This award-winning ethnographic documentary takes its audience on the search for Pakyî and Tamandua, two nomadic Indians of the Piripkura people who survive surrounded by farms and loggers encroaching on a protected area in the middle of the Amazon Forest. Jair Candor, a National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) public servant has been following the two since 1989 in a mission to keep record of their existence so the land may retain its protected status. Helmed in the spirit of conservation, this documentary highlights the fraught nature of defending Indigenous territory from the interests of big business.
This film is restricted to persons aged 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult.