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Jíibie | Jogos Dirigidos | Apiyemiyekî?
The elaboration ritual of a green coca powder (called mambe or Jíibie) unveils an ancestral myth of kinship. In the Muina-Muruí Amazonian community the coca plant is not a product, but a sacred interlocutor, the beating heart of a collective body.
In the poor dry backcountry of Piauí in Northeast Brazil, a small community of deaf people has created their own sign language. Jogos Dirigidos features body and speech exercises and an improvised outdoor stage for spontaneous testimonials.
An archive of drawings made by the Waimiri-Atroari during their first literacy experience builds a collective visual memory from their learning process, perspective, and territory while documenting their encounter with “civilized man.”