Wapu, the wayana's açaí

Direction
André Lopes and Tyna Apalai Wayana
Year of publication
2017
Duration
29'
Synopsis

Wapu, açaí in the wayana language, is a native fruit of the Amazon.The film's main character is this fruit and shows how everyday, ritual and music are intertwined in the past and present. The images and sounds of this video were captured by young Wayana group in July 2015 in the Suwi-suwi mïn village, Rio Paru d'Este Indigenous Land (Pará, Brazil). During this period audiovisual workshops were held so that they had the first contact with the recording equipment.

Subtitles: Portuguese, English, Portuguese for the deaf and French
Language: wayana and apalai

Assistant director
Kuranaikë Wayana

Images
Apalaire Apalai Wayana
Eturamo Wajãpi Wayana
Jeremias Apalai Wayana
Kaiwale Wajãpi Wayana
Kareano Apalai
Kulanaikë Wayana
Maroxa Apalai Wayana
Torito Apalai Wayana
Tyna Apalai Wayana
Ulumakana Apalai Wayana
Wasini Apalai Wayana

Direct sound
Kulanaikë Wayana
Urumakana Apalai Wayana
Waxini Apalai Wayana

Translation and Subtitles
André Lopes
Kuranaikë Wayana
Silenu Wayana
Tyna Apalai Wayana
Edition
André Lopes
Kulanaikë Wayana
Ricardo Dionísio
Silenu Wayana
Tyna Apalai Wayana

Characters - in the order they appear in the film

Fabiana Apalai Wajãpi
Totoka Apalai Wayana
Kaiware Wajãpi Wayana
Marisa Apalai
Antonio Apalai Wayana
Jeremias Apalai Wayana
Urumakana Apalai Wayana
Tyna Apalai Wayana
Eliabi da Silva Wayana
Jakenawari Apalai Wayana
Alvina Apalai
Deize Apalai Wayana
Kamerio Apalai Wayana
Tainara Apalai Wayana
Maroxa Apalai Wayana
Torito Apalai Wayana
Kulanaikë Wayana
Apalaire Apalai wayana
Meuni Wajãpi Wayana
André Lopes
Latso Tirio Apalai Wayana
Guilherme Barros
Cintia Apalai Wayana
Jonas Wajãpi Wayana
Timeu Wajãpi Wayana
Manpe Apalai
Edimarece Apalai Wayana

Production
Paula Morgado

The activities were part of the project “Wayanas e Apalais: weaving your time”, Cultural Diversity Program at Sesc-SP.

Project Curation
Eliane Camargo and Paula Morgado
Video workshops
André Lopes

Audio workshops
Guilherme Barros

ACHIEVEMENT
Image and Sound Laboratory in Anthropology - University of São Paulo

SUPPORT
SESC / SP
29 min., 2017