Based on a traditional myth of the Maxakali people, directed by Shawara Maxakali and Charles Bicalho, the film follows Mãtãnãg, who upon seeing her husband die from a snake bite, decides to follow him, thus commencing her journey towards the village of the spirits. In this animation film, the boundary between the world of the dead and the world of the living gains other possible meanings. (K. M)
Shawara Maxakali, Charles Bicalho
Charles Bicalho holds a diploma in Graphic Design Technology from the Institute of Art and Design (INAP) in Belo Horizonte. He holds a BA in Literature from UFMG. A Master’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of New Mexico (UNM), USA. A Specialization degree in Post-Production for Cinema, TV, and New Media from the University Center UNA-BH. A PhD in Literary Studies from UFMG. Shawara Maxakali is an Indigenous woman from Aldeia Verde Maxakali in Ladainha, Minas Gerais. She is a designer, novice filmmaker, and member of the Pajé Filmes production company.