The Mehinacu

United Kingdom, 1974

Film
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Episode number 5 of Series “Disappearing world”.
The men and women of the Mehinacu, in central Brazil, live harmoniously in the five family houses of their small village, but conflict and separation of the sexes is an everyday fact of life - with the men and women performing distinctly different roles and tasks in order to thrive together. This film is a record of the elaborate rituals that take a month to complete, and are central to the Mehinacu way of life - a unique and colourful system of custom and taboo that may not survive the modern world.

Credits

producer/director

Carlos Pasini

production company

Granada Television International

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1974

Appears in

Disappearing world

Group of items

Disappearing world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

36953

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Brazil

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Indians of South America

Places → Brazil

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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