Xingu

During their exploration of central Brazil in 1943, Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo Villas-Bôas encounter the Xingu Indians. Passionately interested by what they discover about the customs and social systems of the cultures they discover, the brothers make a home among them. When half of a village dies of an influenza epidemic, the brothers devote their lives to protecting the Xingu peoples, preserving Xingu culture and to the creation of a Xingu National Park.

By retelling the brothers' saga, Xingu reveals the struggle to create the Indian park and consequent preservation of an array of different Indian tribes, transforming the Villas-Boas into Brazilian heroes and giving rise to dialogues revolving around chronic problems in Brazil's history.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Cao Hamburger

Cast:

  • João Miguel
  • Felipe Camargo
  • Caio Blat

Writers:

  • Elena Soarez
  • Cao Hamburger
  • Anna Muylaert

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