Sexta feira 2
Campo e contracampo – interview with the Brazilian documentarist
and film maker Eduardo Coutinho and introductory text, by Valéria
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
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.
Section – Brazilians popular, traditional and typical feasts
Introductory text about the meaning of the feasts’studies for
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Friday’s figure, Robinson Crusoe’s companion is reviewed considering
the perspective of a Jean-Jacques Rousseau text about Daniel Defoe’s
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.
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
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
>> “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