This film was conceptualized and done by some leaders of the Katukina nation, and directed by Sherê Katukina.
The Latin American Center is pleased to host the first U.S. screening of the documentary Noke Haweti: Kampô Medicine from the Rain Forest, a film directed by Sherê Katukina and conceptualized by members of the Katukina nation from the Brazilian state of Acre. The film’s primary objective is to show the use of Kampô medicine, a healing technique related to hunting that is relatively unknown outside of the Katukina nation. Its application causes discomfort for about 20 minutes, then it heals all “panamas” (sadness and other melancholic feelings) and boost’s the hunter’s immune system. The screening will be accompanied by a lecture given by Luiz Carlos Saldanha, one of the pioneers in ethnographic filmmaking in Brazil. Saldanha is co-director and cinematographer of Raoni, the Fight for the Amazon. One of his most recent projects has consisted in teaching the Katukina how to use cinema as an instrument for the preservation of their culture, one result being the film Noke Haweti.
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute
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