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NHEENGATU – THE LANGUAGE FROM THE AMAZON FOREST

by José Barahona

synopsis

During a trip on the upper Rio Negro, in the deep Amazon, the director seeks a language imposed on the Indians by the ancient colonizers. Through this mixed language, Nheengatu, and sharing the footage with the local population, the film is constructed at the meeting of two worlds.

international title: Nheengatu – The Language from the Amazon Forest
original title: Nheengatu – A Língua da Amazônia
country: Portugal, Brazil
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: José Barahona
film run: 114'
screenplay: José Barahona
cinematography by: Mario Franca
film editing: Jordana Berg
producer: Carolina Dias
production: David & Golias, Refinaria Filmes (BR)
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