Wai'a: The Secret of Men

Virginia Valadão, Video in the Villages

1988 | 00:15:00 | Brazil | English | Color | Mono | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Indigenous, Religion/Spirituality

Among the Xavante of Mato Grosso, the Wai’a is an important stage in a male initiation ritual that happens once every 15 years. Wai’a: The Secret of Men documents the ceremonies that prepare young men for contact with supernatural forces. The young people of the village directed the filming and assisted with the editing to make a record for the next generation.

Directed by Virginia Valadão.

In Xavante with English subtitles.

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