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Pi'õnhitsi, Mulheres Xavánte Sem Nome/Pi'õnhitsi, Unnamed Xavánte Women
2010, 56 min., Brazil
In Xavánte and Portuguese with English subtitles
Director: Divino Tserewahú (Xavánte) and Tiago Campos Tôrres
Produced by: Video in the Villages

Distributed by: Vídeo Nas Aldeias/Video in the Villages - olinda@videonasaldeias.org.br |  www.videonasaldeias.org.br

After years of attempts to make a film about the Xavánte female initiation ritual, which now only survives only in Tserewahú’s own village, the filmmakers change course and offer a fascinating account in which young and old discuss the difficulties and resistance involved in carrying out the celebration.

Pi'õnhitsi, Mulheres Xavánte Sem Nome/Pi'õnhitsi, Unnamed Xavánte Women - courtesy of the filmmaker