The Hills of Disorder

Film/Video
The Hills of Disorder

The Hills of Disorder

Image courtesy of the filmmaker

The Hills of Disorder

(Serras da desordem, Andrea Tonacci, 2006)

preceded by Should I Kill Them?
(Mato eles?, Sérgio Bianchi, 1982)

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary

Cruzamentos: Contemporary Brazilian Documentary continues with visits from some of the most prominent filmmakers working in Brazil today. Developed in conjunction with the exhibition currently on view in our galleries, this series offers an unprecedented opportunity to discover one of the most vital—and seldom seen—documentary traditions happening anywhere in the world.

Via Brasil

Via Brasil is the Wexner Center’s multidisciplinary initiative focusing on contemporary art and culture in Brazil made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Fri, Mar 14, 2014 7 PM

Ranked by São Paulo’s O Globo newspaper as one of the 10 best Brazilian films of the decade, The Hills of Disorder is an adventurous, ambitious dream of a film by Andrea Tonacci, a veteran Cinema Marginal director. Through a mix of documentary and recreation, Tonacci tells the fascinating tale of Carapiru, an Indian who survived the massacre of his tribe. Carapiru wandered the Brazilian hills for a decade until he was brought to Brasília for a government relocation program that eventually returned him to his original village. But after traveling through so many different environments and civilizations, he finds it difficult to reconnect to his native lifestyle. For this remarkable documentary, Carapiru himself recreates scenes from his life, adding to the poignancy and alienation of his story. (135 mins., video)

Should I Kill Them? is a bitterly ironic and parodic short film by Sérgio Bianchi (Chronically Unfeasible) about the “last Indian” and the appropriate response in dealing with him. Instead of flattering their compassion, the film relentlessly assaults viewers’ assumptions and sensibilities. (34 mins., video)