::: Sexta feira 2



>> Campo e contracampo – interview with the Brazilian documentarist and film maker Eduardo Coutinho and introductory text, by Valéria Macedo

In this interview, Eduardo Coutinho the director of Cabra marcado pra morrer (cinema) and Boca do Lixo (video) talks about the documentary production nowadays, while debating ethic and esthetics, as well as the difficulty that the Brazilians film makers have been dealing with when materializing their ideas.

>> Special Section – Video at the Indian Villages

This section tries to reflect about the experiences from the project “Video nas Aldeias” created by the CTI (Indigenist work center) to develop video activities with the Indian populations.
Introductory text about the recent charges that the anthropologist Dominique Gallois has been suffering in the state of Amapá, due to her activities with the Waiãpi indians, specialy for her actions with the “Video nas Aldeias” project.

>>  “O índio eletrônico” (The eletronic indian), by Dominique Tilkin Gallois and Vincent Carelli

The authors answer the critics that the CTI (Indigenist Work Center) and the “Video nas Aldeias” project have been receiving, examining the “myths”- that constantly appear in this critics- about the “pureness” of the Indian culture.
“Pelos olhos de Kasiripina. Revisitando a experiência Waiãpi do ‘Video nas Aldeias’”(Through Kasiripina’s eyes. A review of the Waiãpi experience at the “Video nas Aldeias”
The “Video nas Aldeias “ project is debated from Kasiripina Waiãpi’s , a native videomaker, point of view.

>> Caetano Veloso, pensador do Brasil (Caetano Veloso, Brazil’s thinker), by Stélio Marras

Caetano Veloso’s production is read as an interpretation of the Brazilian culture. In that sense, it is compared to Gilberto Freyre and Sérgio Buarque de Holanda’s works. The text has also a post scriptum, that debates under the same perspective, his recent book, Vesdade Tropical.

Thematic Section – Brazilians popular, traditional and typical feasts

>> Preamble

Introductory text about the meaning of the feasts’studies for anthropology.

>> O narrador – “De outros Carnavais” (The narrator – “From other Carnivals”), interview with Roberto DaMatta

The anthropologist Roberto DaMatta comments his works under the perspective of the studies and memories of his own experiences with Brazilian feasts.

>> A mensagem das festas: reflexões em torno do sistema ritual e da identidade brasileira (The feasts message: reflections on the ritual system and on the Brazilian identity), by Roberto DaMatta

The author debates the Brazilian identity, starting from interpretations of national popular feasts. The text is also a brief summary of his work, specially Carnavais, Malandros e Heróis and A casa e a rua.

>> Os impérios da festa – a festa do Divino no Rio de Janeiro do XIX (The feasts’ Impire – the Divino’s feasts in the nineteen century in Rio de Janeiro), by Valéria Macedo

The feast of Divino Espírito Santo in Rio de Janeiro, that by that time was the headquarter of the Brazilian Empire, in the nineteen century, is analyzed comparing the relations between feast and quotidian, its baroque origin and its development through this century,

>> Photographic Essay – A festa do Rosário em Minas Gerais (The Rosário’s feast in Minas Gerais), by Patrícia Gouvêa

Photographic essay – color and b&w – about the Rosário’s feast at the city of Serro in the State of Minas Gerais.

>> A alternativa à festa brasileira (The alternative to Brazilian feast), by Rita de Cássia Amaral

The author debates the multiplicity of feasts events in Brazil; from the Candomblé ceremonies to the urban happenings.

>> The Raw and the Cooked – “Comida de Santo, Comida de Homem” (Saint’s food, men’s food), by Paula Miraglia and Paula Pinto e Silva

This chronicle presents Candomblé’s food where each “orixá” has a preference. There is variety of recipes that are offered at the end of the chronicle.

>> Cauinagem, uma comunicação embriagada – apontamentos sobre uma festa tipicamente brasileira (Cauinagem, an inebriated communication – notice about a typical Brazilian feast), by Renato Sztutman

The text presents the “cauinagens” from the Amazon people, feasts where they use fermented drinks (alcoholics), as being na openning door to their cosmologies, specially in respect to their comprehension of the relations with the “other”.

>> Oficina da festa: O evoé de Zé Celso (Workshop of feast: Zé Celso’s evoé)

In this interview, Zé Celso Martinez Corrêa, a Brazilian theater director and actor, talks about parties and feasts, an usual theme from the “Oficina theater” in the 60’s. He also talks about the party aspects in the theater, that in his point of view is centered in the image of Baco, Ésquilo and Oswald de Andrade.

>> Entre o arcaico e o pós-moderno: heranças barrocas e a cultura da festa na construção da identidade brasileira (Between the archaic and the post-modern: baroque heritage and the feast culture in the construction of Brazilian identity), por Maria Lúcia Montes

The author recalls many Brazilian feasts, finding among them the stamp of the baroque heritage. According to her, Brazilian identity would be intrinsic to the act of celebrating.


>> Masculino e feminino entre os Enawene Nawe (Masculine and feminine among the Enawene Nawe), by Márcio Silva

The author debates the statute – linguistic and cosmological – in contrast to the sexual differences among the Enawene Nawe, natives from the state of Mato Grosso.


>> Émile-Robinson or Ëmile-Vendredi?, by Milton Meira Nascimento

Friday’s figure, Robinson Crusoe’s companion is reviewed considering the perspective of a Jean-Jacques Rousseau text about Daniel Defoe’s Robinson.

>> Arquitetura de um país provisório (The final arquitecture of a provisory country), by Dafne Sampaio

Henri Cartier-Bresson and Edward Hopper’s works are reviwed under the perspective of the north-American daily life.

Special Section  

Permanent section with analysis and comments from recent films (covering in this edition the year of 1997)

>> “Uma estrela para o impenetrável”, by Rose Satiko

The author analyses David Lynch’s film, Lost Highway.

>> “Um céu de estrelas ou sobre o inferno terreno”, by Edgar da Cunha

Short essayabout the film “Um céu de estrelas” by Tata Amaral.

>> “Crede no Baile de Memórias”, by Ana Lúcia Ferraz

The author makes a comparison in between films that have Brazil’s arid interior as a theme: Sertão de Memórias, Crede-mi and Baile Perfumado.

>> “Brazil at the ethnographic film circuit”, by Patrícia Monte-Mór 

Examination of the “Fourth International Ethnographic film exhibition”, that happened in Rio de Janeiro in October of 1997.

>> “Berlin sees Brazil”, by Paula Morgado 

Examination of the Berlin’s ethnographic film festival that happened in January of 1998.


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