The Resource The Kayapo, directed and produced by Michael Beckham, (electronic resource)

The Kayapo, directed and produced by Michael Beckham, (electronic resource)

Label
The Kayapo
Title
The Kayapo
Statement of responsibility
directed and produced by Michael Beckham
Contributor
Director
Producer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This film focuses on the conflicts and determination of a group of people trying to survive and maintain their ethnic identity in the face of almost overpowering odds. The film contrasts the reactions of two groups of Kayapo to outside influence. The Kapot have opposed contact and resisted both non-indigenous Brazilian settlers and gold miners. The Gorotire, by contrast, were invaded by gold miners who strip-mined their land and polluted their rivers. The miners paid the Gorotire very little for the destruction until 1985 when the Gorotire forced the miners to raise the commission by 5% when 200 warriors seized the airstrip. This commission amounts to two million dollars per year for the tribe and the tribe is learning to cope with the money, both with the problems it brings and the power it gives. They have trained several of their number to deal effectively with the outside world on behalf of the rest of the tribe and they now run a plane (and hire a pilot) to patrol their land against intruders. The Kapot, in their own way, are also trying to assert their identity and independence. This portion of the film shows the Kapot in the traditional activities of building and dismantling a hunting camp. The hunters returning with the tortoises they have caught are a particularly impressive sight. The now famous Chief Rop-ni is featured as a leader of the Kapot and he states eloquently his opposition to the Gorotire's acceptance of the gold miners. Despite their adherence to tradition, however, the Kapot use modern technology -- video, radios, etc. -- to protect their interests and record their rituals. This is a political film and would be excellent for courses in anthropology, Latin American studies, ecology, development, and international politics
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Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
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Ethnographic video online
Date time place
Recorded in Brazil
Language note
This edition in English
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  • Beckham, Mike
  • Turner, Terence
  • Alexander Street Press
Runtime
55
Series statement
  • Disappearing world
  • Ethnographic video online, volume 2
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  • Cayapo Indians
  • Indians of South America
  • Indians of South America
  • Ethnology
  • Ethnology
  • Brazil
Target audience
general
Label
The Kayapo, directed and produced by Michael Beckham, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP2086426/ant2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880004
Video recording format
other
Label
The Kayapo, directed and produced by Michael Beckham, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Title from resource description page (viewed Feb. 6, 2014)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
alexvideoASP2086426/ant2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (55 min.).
Form of item
online
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)877880004
Video recording format
other

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