Searching for Makunaíma

Fri, Feb 18, 2022, 5:00 pm

On February 18, the Brazil LAB and the SPO Film Club Boquitas Pintadas will host a public screening of the film Searching for Makunaíma, followed by a discussion with director Rodrigo Séllos

Searching for Makunaíma (2020) is a documentary film tracing Brazil’s most famous fictional character, writer Mário de Andrade’s modernist hero, Macunaíma, to his origins as Makunaíma, a mythic ancestor of Indigenous people in the northern Amazon. 84min. 

Post-screening discussants: Katrina Dodson (Translator, Columbia University) and Aparecida Vilaça (Professor of Anthropology, Museu Nacional).

Co-organized by the SPO Film Club Boquitas Pintadas.

Feb 18 event flyer

East Pyne 010

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