Recent essay film

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~Kiraiñia is an essay film about how a musical instrument sounds like. The film came out from an ethnographic research of an Amazonian community known as the Cubeo Emi-Hehenewaliving in the Uaupés River Valley in Southern Colombia. Well known by the celebration of manioc beer parties and harvest feasts in which dance and musical performance often materialize mythical narratives, this Amazonian community is rendered on film presenting their expressive practices within the contemporary moment of rupture, reassemble and transformation of multiple perspectives.The film decenters the descriptive and factual perspective of ethnomusicological films about musical instruments proposing filmmaking as a multimodal strategyfor indigenous and non-indigenous perspectives to exchange and transform what can be known and noticed during cinematic encounters.

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