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Latin America & Spain Film Festival - Xingu


Wed 21 Oct 2015, 7:00pm

Where: Palmerston North Central Library, 4 The Square, Palmerston North

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

102 mins
Directed By: Cao Hamburger

Synopsis :
In the early 1940s, the brothers Villas Boas – Orlando, Claudio and Leonardo – enlisted on a mission to venture Central Brazil. Along the way they engaged in defense of indigenous peoples and their cultures. Enchanted by the culture and customs of the natives, they did not imagine that a tragedy was about to take place: a flu outbreak, brought by them almost wiped out an indigenous village. Along this journey they faced battles, opened 1500 km of new paths, navigated more than 1,000 kilometers on wild rivers, opened 19 airfields in the jungle, created 43 new towns and made first contact with 14 wild unknown tribes. The movie shows the struggle to create the “Xingu National Park”, the first large Indian reserve in Brazil, and the efforts made to save entire tribes, that turned the Villas Boas in Brazilian heroes.

Entry by donation.

Ground Floor, Central Library (George Street entrance)

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