Young Ijhãc is a member of an indigenous Krahô tribe from the north of Brazil. One night, he is called upon by his recently deceased father to complete the mourning period in order that his spirit may move on to the village of the dead. As his kinfolk swidden the forest to prepare for the funeral feast, Ijhãc realises that a macaw he sees among the trees is summoning him to become a shaman.
Seeking to defy this ordained destiny, he abandons his traditional community and flees to the modernity of the city. Beautifully shot on 16mm film, and featuring a host of non-professional actors, The Dead and the Others is a captivating, intimate portrait of tribal life in contemporary Brazil.
Director: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Producer: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Ricardo Alves Jr., Thiago Macêdo Correia
Cinematographer: Renée Nader Messora
Editor: João Salaviza, Nader Messora, Edgar Feldman
Sound: Pablo Lamar
Henrique Ihjãc Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô
Production Company: Entrefilmes, Karõ Filmes, Material Bruto
International Sales: Luxbox