The spirits just understand our language

The spirits just understand our language

Original title: Os espíritos só entendem o nosso idioma
Country: Brazil
Director: Cileuza Jemjusi; Robert Tamuxi; Valdeilson Jolasi
Year: 2019
Duration: 5
Genre: Social documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Portuguese
Languages available: Portuguese-Manoki
Subtitles: Spanish; English


 Only six elders of the Manoki population in the Brazilian Amazon still speak the indigenous language, an imminent risk of losing the means by which they communicate with their spirits. Although this is a difficult subject, the younger ones decide to narrate their version of this long story in images and words. of relations with non-indigenous people, talking about their pains, challenges and desires. Despite all the difficulties in the current context, the struggle and hope echo in several dimensions of the short film, indicating that “the Manoki language will live!”


Award of Merit - Best Short Competition, Los Angeles (2020)
Selected at - 8th Mice Film Festival, Valencia, Spain (2020)
Selected at - 14 Indigenous Film and Video Exhibition, Chile (2020)

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