In this experimental film by Ziel Karapotó, the director ritually performs a perception of language as a resource for exploitation and violence, widely used during the colonial period. In doing so, he outlines some possible answers for the question: what traumas do cultures and colonized bodies carry?
Ziel Karapotó is originally from the Terra Nova community in the state of Alagoas. He works in the field of visual arts, performance, and installation and believes in indigenous art as anti-colonial resistance. He works as an art educator. The Word Became Flesh is his debut film.