Encuentro con los Ancestros (Meeting Ancestors)
Waiãpi Chief Waiwai recounts to his village the trip he and a small entourage made to meet the Zoé people, a group that the Waiãpi know through video and who are currently experiencing the phenomena of contact that the Waiãpi went through 20 years earlier.
Sal de Ouro (First Prize), 9th Rio-Cine Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1993/JVC Presidents Award, 16th Tokyo Video Festival, Tokyo Japan, 1993/Prix du Court Métrage, 16ème Festival International de Films Ethnographiques et Sociologiques/Best Video, II Festival Mostra Nacional de Cinema e Video de Cuiabá, Brasil, 1994
Cinéma du Réel, Paris, France, 1994
Video Data Bank
112 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Il. 60603
Back to the Good Land (2008)
Iauaretê: Waterfall of the Jaguars (2006)
Secretos de la selva | Jungle Secrets(1998)
Los signos no hablan | Signs Dont Speak (1996)
Encuentro con los ancestros | Meeting Ancestors (1993)
We Gather as a Family (1993)
El espíritu de la tele | The Spirit of TV (1990)
Waia: el secreto de los hombres | Waia: The Secret of Men (1988)
Vincent Carelli is a video producer with the Centro de Trabalho Indigenista (Center for Indigenous Work) in São Paulo, Brazil. The Center works with indigenous peoples to use television technology as a tool in their fight to preserve their lands and ways of life. During the 1980s, Carelli worked with the project Povos indígenas do Brasil (Brazilian Indian People). In 1986, he initiated the Video in the Villages project, which teaches video technology to native peoples and has produced a series of documentaries. Carellis videos have screened at festivals worldwide, including Tokyo, San Francisco, New York, Sydney, Montreal and have been broadcast on Canal in France. Carelli, born in France, studied in São Paulo.
April, May, June 2008
Vincent Carelli’s body of work was featured in the National Museum of the American Indian’s series Amazônia Indígena: A View from the Villages, which was screened in New York and Washington D.C. in May. The series showcased productions by indigenous videomakers from Brazil’s Amazon. Six of Carelli’s videos, including his Fellowship-funded Meeting Ancestors were shown, and Carelli was present to participate in discussions after the screenings. Other titles screened were We Gather as a Family, The Spirit of TV, Iauarete: Waterfall of the Jaguars, a work-in-progress of They Shoot Indians, Don't They? and the world premiere of Back to the Good Land. Much of Carelli’s earlier pieces, including Meeting Ancestors, documented points of contact made between Amazonian tribes, while his more recent work has investigated cultural and physical attacks made upon these tribes over the last thirty years. (Brazil)
Vincent Carellis Iaurete: Waterfall of the Jaguars screened in the Native American Film and Video Festival in December, in New York. In this documentary short, leaders of the Tariano Indians of Brazil undertake a cultural revitalization project after many decades of Christian missionization. (Brazil)
October - November 2006
Vincent Carellis Iaurete: Waterfall of the Jaguars will screen in the Native American Film and Video Festival in December, in New York. In this documentary short, leaders of the Tariano Indians of Brazil undertake a cultural revitalization project after many decades of Christian missionization. (Brazil)