Moyngo, The dream of Maragareum

Video in the Villages

2003 | 00:44:00 | Brazil | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Death and Dying, Indigenous, Performance

During a video workshop, the Ikpeng community decides to act out the myth of the origin of the tattooing ceremony. The mythical hero, Maragareum, dreams about the collective death of the villagers of his friend’s Eptxum’s village. Arriving in this village, he finds, in fact, that everyone is dead. As night falls, he hides in the hut, and observes and learns the Moyngo ceremony from the spirits of the dead.

Directed and photographed by Karané, Kumaré, and Natuyu Ikpeng; edited by Leonardo Sette.

In Ikpeng with English subtitles.

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Prizes + Awards

Best Docufiction Award, III Anaconda 2004, Bolivia

Honorable Mention, Alucine Toronto Latino Film and Video Festival, 2005, Canada