At a time when a pandemic is massacring the indigenous peoples of Brazil, under the auspices of a government longing for the dictatorship regime, it seems urgent to hear the voice of sanitary doctor Noel Nutels, who resurfaces here in his only remaining registered sound recording, speaking to Congress in the thick of the military regime. In contrast to the impressive audiovisual material, recorded during his missions to indigenous territories, his voice does not hide the innate aggressiveness of his discursive place. Here, Nutels is not the hero of a laudatory prose: he is a ghost conscious of his faults, denouncing the complicity of those who remain silent. (E. V)
Documentary filmmaker, screenwriter and researcher, Tiago Carvalho has directed short films and TV series. The Pink Indian Against The Invisible Beast: Noel Nutels’ Battle is his first feature film.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Cartagena de Indias