Txicão (Ikpeng) received his training in videography
and editing through the Video in the Villages program, which facilitates
video production within indigenous Brazilian communities. In 2007
he co-directed with Mari Corrêa, Pïrinop, My First
Contact, a feature-length version of an earlier Video in the
Villages project. The new film has screened and won awards at
numerous festivals on three continents. Marangnotxíngmo
Mïrang: From the Ikpeng Children to the World, produced
with Kumaré Txicão and Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão,
was awarded Best Documentary at both the 2002 Premio Anaconda
Festival and the 2004 National Geographic All Roads Festival.
Txicão lives in the Ikpeng area of the Xingú Park
in Mato Grosso, Brazil.
Screened by NMAI
credit: Natuyu Yuwipo Txicão - courtesy of the
Video in the Villages website