Rini: The Power of the Dream
(2001, 65 min.) BRAZIL
Director: Divino Tserewahú (Xavánte)
Produced by: Video in the Villages
In Xavante with English subtitles.
Part of the long cycle of initiation ceremonies of the Xavante
people, the Wai'a celebration introduces young men to spiritual
life. The videomaker documents the emergence of the young men
of his own initiation group into their ceremonial roles. He speaks
with his father and other leaders of the ceremonies who stress
the role of discipline learned by the initiates and the importance
of video in preserving the practices.
Image credit: Director Divino
Tserewahú - courtesy of Tim Warner; Wai'a Rini: The
Power of the Dream