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Xapiri: Motta and Lima
Thu November 12, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Fri December 4, 2020
An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until Sat December 5, 2020
Xapiri: Motta and Lima is an International Screen Series presented by the Cairns Art Gallery.
Xapiri is an experimental film by two artists, Gisela Motta and Leandro Lima, who live and work in São Paulo, Brazil. The film is inspired by Yanomami shamanism.
The Yanomami are one of the indigenous forest-dwelling peoples deep in the Amazon River basin in South America. They did not have sustained contact with the outside world until the 1950s and were characterised as the “fierce people”.
Xapiri was filmed in the village of Watoriki Reserve, Roraima, in the Brazilian Amazon, over the course of two annual meetings of shamans in March 2011 and March 2012, and included the collaboration of Indigenous organisation Hutukara Yanomami Association.
Gallery Open Hours:
Monday to Friday – 9am to 5pm
Saturday – 10am to 5pm
Sunday – Closed