A Kayapo woman with child brandishes a machete at the Altamira Protest in 1989. This event and this photo came to symbolize the launch of the "fight to save the rainforest. " The Kayapo Indians, some of whom worked closely with the rockstar Sting, were at the forefront of that protest. The trials, tribulations and victories of the Kayapo leadership during this era are documented in the film "Amazon Journal."
ACADEMIC STUDY GUIDES
Just click on the film's title to download a PDF for a Study Guide for that particular film.
Contact: The Yanomami Indians of Brazil
At The Edge of Conquest: The Journey of Chief Wai-Wai
Defying Death in Brazil: The Story of Father Ricardo Rezende
All study guides were developed by Charlotte Cerf, a Ph D in Anthropology from Columbia University.
CONTACT: THE YANOMAMI INDIANS OF BRAZIL (30 MINUTES)
AMAZON JOURNAL (60 MINUTES)
AT THE EDGE OF CONQUEST: THE JOURNEY OF CHIEFF WAI-WAI (30 MINUTES)
DEFYING DEATH IN BRAZIL (22 MINUTES)
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CRITICAL PRAISE FOR AMAZON FILMS:
"Geoffrey O'Connor deserves enormous praise for the risks he took to make a straight forward but sympathetic presentation of basic facts."
--Napoleon A. Chagnon, American Anthropologist
"I think that all anthropology students who see 'The Ax Fight' or 'The Feast' or any of Asch's films should be forced to see this piece to bring them out of the ethnographic present into the '90s."
-- Prof. Jay Ruby, Visual Anthropology, Temple University
"Beautifully made and painfully honest."
--Prof. Emeritus Eric R. Wolf, City University Graduate Center
"This provocative, valuable film, sympathetic to the natives, is technically excellent and pedagogically recommended for general audiences and students from seventh grade to college."
- - Science Books & Films
"One of the best syntheses of Amazonian politics and ethnology ever."
--Beth Conklin, Anthropologist, Vanderbilt University
"Especially powerful...ventures into territory that no other documentary of the region has entered."
-- American Anthropologist
"This sharp personal essay distills the contradictions of the decade more insightfully than any other documentary."
--The L.A. Weekly
THESE FILMS ARE PRODUCED, DIRECTED & PHOTOGRAPHED BY GEOFFREY O'CONNOR, CO-PRODUCERS: CHRIS CARIS, PATRICIA MONTE-MOR, JOSE IGNACIO PARENTE. ACADEMIC ADVISORS: BRUCE ALBERT, ALCIDA RAMOS, & TERRY TURNER. FUNDED BY THE FORD, THRESHOLD & PUFFIN FOUNDATIONS. PRODUCED IN ASSOCIATION WITH MIRANDA SMITH PRODUCTIONS. A COPIOUS PICTURES PRODUCTION (c)