The documentary begins with the 2012 discovery of silent registers of members of the GRIN (Rural Indigenous Guard) parading in uniform in 1970. It proceeds as an investigation into this all-indigenous militia group, founded and trained by Brazil’s most recent military dictatorship, whose ranks were never formally dissolved. From study of archival material and present-day meetings with former GRIN members and their families unfolds a bifurcated reflection on the legacy of the dictatorship and the place of indigenous people in Brazilian society, one in which past and present hold equal weight. (A. C)
Miguel Antunes Ramos
Miguel Antunes Ramos is an audiovisual director. With a BA in audiovisual from ECA/USP, he works with direction, screenwriting, and editing. He directed the short films Um, Dois, Três, Vulcão (2012), Salomão (2013), E (2014), A Era de Ouro (2014), O Castelo (2015), and Comissão de Vendas (2016). He also directed the feature films Banco Imobiliário (2016) and Filhos de Macunaíma (2018).