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The Hills of Disorder


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)

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)

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