Scene from the film Uaká
Scene from the film Uaká
Scene from the film Uaká
Scene from the film Uaká
Scene from the film Uaká
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In Xingu, the Quarup – a great festive event in which men steal the divine fire, spreading it across the earth – is celebrated every year in the Kamaiurá village. Nine tribes take part in the ritual to the sound of uruá flutes, where the pajés (shamans) Tacuma, Sapaim, and Prepori, among others, are present.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Paula Gaitán
  • DOP
    Jonhy Howard
  • Editing
    Paula Gaitán, Aida Marquez
  • Sound
    Carlos Alberto Camuirano, Paula Gaitán
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Brazil
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Festivals
    • Amiens International Film Festival
    • Cartagena Festival
    • San Francisco International Film Festival
  • Awards
    • Special Jury Prize, Amiens International Film Festival
    • Best Montage, Best Sound Editing, Best Photography, and Special Jury Prize at the Brasilia Festival
    • Jury Special Prize, Bogotá Festival, Colombia is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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