My First Contact
(2007, 83 min.)
Director: Mari Corrêa, Kumaré Txicão (Ikpeng)
and Karané Txicão (Ikpeng)
In Ikpeng and Portuguese with English subtitles.
Following their "first contact" in 1964, the Ikpeng
people were relocated to the great Upper Xingu reserve, where
their lives would no longer be threatened by settlers. A viewing
of a filmed record of this signal event in their history evokes
a stream of memories and provides a rare account of contact from
the indigenous point of view. The consequences of contact and
resettlement still impact the community, even as the Ikpeng gain
more control over their future.
Image credit: Pirinop,
My First Contact - courtesy of Vídeo nas Aldeias; Pirinop,
My First Contact - courtesy of Vídeo nas Aldeias