Indigenous person using a stick in a forested area, another person observing.

The Invention of the Other

(A Invenção do Outro)

In 2015, a group of indigenous people separated from their tribe in the western Amazon. The organisation for their protection, FUNAI, sent 30 employees to find them and establish humanitarian contact.

In the Javari Valley region on the borders of Brazil, Peru and Colombia, one of the most extensive areas still inhabited by indigenous tribes, external influences and the effects of human action present a far greater danger than the perils of the Amazon rainforest. The lives of the population are threatened by logging, poaching, smuggling, kidnappings and violent conflicts, not only among the original inhabitants. The documentary follows the humanitarian workers’ risky search operation in the depths of the Amazon, which aims to ensure a stable future existence for the indigenous people.

Prague Municipal Library – Large Hall, Mariánské nám. 1, Praha 1

Alice Krajčířová, Moderator
Monika Brenišínová, Expert on Latin America

Evald, Národní 28, Praha 1

TitleThe Invention of the Other
Original TitleA Invenção do Outro
Original LanguagePortuguese
Subtitles Czech, English
PremiéraCzech premiere
Film typeFull-length documentary
Year of Production2022
Country of OriginBrazil
Length144 min.
Tags Spirituality, Latin America
Director Bruno Jorge

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