The eighth volume of GIS - Gesto, Imagem e Som - Journal of Anthropology of the University of São Paulo is now live. 
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Afro-Sampas, produced at LISA and directed by Rose Satiko and Jasper Chalcraft, is at a festival in Palermo, Italy.

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The film Afrosampas, by Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji and Jasper Chalcraft, and directed by LISA was ranked 3rd in the Ethnographic Film - Medium Film category. In Afrosampas we observe what can happen when musicians from both sides of the Atlantic are brought into contact in the city where they live. Yannick Delass (DRC), Edoh Fiho (Togo), Lenna Bahule (Mozambique) and Brazilians Ari Colares, Chico Saraiva and Meno del Picchia accept our invitation for a first meeting in which they experience sounds, memories and creativity.

In addition, the film Carlos Caps Drag Race and the short Cybershota, by Mihai Andrei Leaha, received 1st and 2nd place, respectively, in the categories Ethnographic Film - Medium Film and Ethnographic Film - Short Film. Both works also received support from LISA. In Carlos Caps Drag Race, three Brazilian drag queens prepare for a Drag Race in São Paulo. While getting ready for the show, Satine, Di Vina Kaskaria and Gabeeh Brasil share how the experiences and struggles they had in the process of creating their drags turned them into multi-artists. Already in Cybershota, Nubia is a clubber and photographer of the independent electronic music scene in São Paulo. Walking through downtown São Paulo, during the SP na Rua event, she photographs while dancing and interacting with friends and performers.

Finally, we would also like to congratulate Paula Bessa Braz and Mihai Andrei Leaha for the 2nd place in the Ethnographic Film - Feature Film category with the work Canto de Família, also supported by LISA. In this film, a family decides to open an erudite music school in their own home: Bento, Lane, and their six children - Axel, Maíra, Cecília, Mírian, Victória and Bruno - set up the Acordes Mágicos Project. The Cruz brothers then organize themselves to teach and teach the other children in the neighborhood what they love.

The documentary “Weaving our paths”, a short film completed at LISA-USP in 2019, won an honorable mention at GIEFF 2022, translation of “Germany International Ethnographic Film Festival”, which took place in the German city of Göttingen. The film is directed by researchers Marta Tipuici Manoki, a master's student in the graduate program in social anthropology at USP, and produced by André Lopes, a doctoral student in the same program, both under the guidance of Professor Renato Sztutman. The two researchers in the field of visual anthropology and indigenous ethnology have a long collaboration and have already worked on other documentaries produced by the Coletivo Ijã Mytyli de Cinema Manoki e Mỹky, formed by young filmmakers from both peoples, and of which they are part. 

The film addresses the relationship of young Manoki with their indigenous language, which belongs to an isolated linguistic family. Currently only four elders speak their language, an imminent risk of losing this important dimension of their ways of existence. Determined to take up their language with their elders, Marta Tipuici, Cledson Kanunxi and Jackson Xinunxi, the three directors of the film, decide to narrate in images and words their challenges and desires. From the analogy with the fragility of cotton that becomes strong thread to support the weight in the hammock, the protagonist Marta Tipuici narrates the resistance of her people, her relationship with her grandmother (who died shortly after seeing the finished film) and the hope of returning to speak their language in the new generations. The film was the result of video workshops that André has been offering in recent years in Manoki villages.

The film was completed in 2019 at LISA with the support of the editor Ricardo Dionisio and, even without external resources to carry out the production, the short film was recognized in some instances: it won the Eduardo Coutinho award for best national documentary ( Alvorada Film Festival – RS) and was selected for several film festivals in the United States, Canada, Russia, Switzerland, Chile and Germany, where he received the last award. 

In addition to the presence of André Lopes and Typju Mỹky (a member of the same indigenous film collective that represented his cousin Tipuici at the event), the German festival also had the presence of two other researchers from PPGAS-USP, the post -doctoral student Mihai Andrei Leaha and doctoral student Paula Bessa Braz. They also presented and discussed their ethnographic film, made with the support of LISA: Canto de Família, completed in 2020. Paula and Mihai also discussed the collaborative engagements in the production process of a second film, Drags In Da House, to be launched this year, also with the support of LISA. His lines, "Filming (in) Times of Crisis: Reflecting upon visual politics and collaboration against controlling images in Brazil", by Paula Bessa Braz, and "Collaborative Engagements with the DIY Electronic Music Scene of São Paulo", by Mihai Andrei Leaha, were presented at the Collaboration and Authorial Diversity in Film symposium, an event that integrated the program of the Gottingen Ethnographic Film Festival. At this symposium, Typjiu Myky and André Lopes also contributed the speech "Collaborative Films in Indigenous Terms". Afterwards, the four researchers also presented two conferences on collaborative anthropology at the Humboldt Forum, in the city of Berlin. 

The mentioned films can be watched on the LISA website or on its Vimeo channel. To learn more about the productions of Colectivo Ijã Mytyli de Cinema Manoki and Myky, access the website: 

The seventh volume of GIS - Gesto, Imagem e Som - Journal of Anthropology of the University of São Paulo is now live. 
We invite you to visit the GIS website and learn about the articles, essays, review, translation and interview published in this volume, available at: In addition, the volume 7 brings a tribute to Patrícia Monte-Mór, who left us at the beginning of 2022.
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LISA promotes the Pierre Verger Prize, promoted by the Brazilian Association of Anthropology (ABA), which is the main competitive festival of film, photographic and graphic works produced in the context of anthropological research in Latin America. Through these artistic languages ​​and policies of knowledge diffusion, his shows explore, register, express and challenge different sociocultural contexts and experiences.

The award show will include different ethnographic films, drawings and photo essays, which will be available on the website from August 22nd to September 3rd.

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We invite you to submit your work for volume 8 (year 2023) of Revista Gesto, Imagem e Som - Revista de Antropologia (GIS). To do so, make your submission until 08/30/2022.

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After this date, you will also be able to submit your work which, if approved, will be published in volume 9, year 2024.

Afro-Sampas, a film produced at LISA and co-directed by Jasper Chalcraft and Rose Satiko Gitirana Hikiji, was selected for the film show of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology. The film can be seen at

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