The UF Department of Religion, the Center for Latin American Studies and the Bob Graham Center present Takuma Kuikuro in a program titled The Amazon in Flames: Indigenous peoples and the Planetary Future. Kuikuro is a member of the Kuikuro people and lives in the Ipatse village within the Alto Xingú Indigenous Territory in Mato Grosso state, central Brazil. He is an internationally recognized filmmaker, trained through Brazil’s well known NGO program “Video in the Villages”/Video nas Aldeias. His films have received international attention and acclaim, including The Day The Moon Menstruated, Hyperwomen, Kariokas, London as a Village and Ito (Fire). His is currently President of the Kuikuro Indigenous Association (AIKAX).
The talk, which will be held in the Pugh Hall Ocora, will involve a showing of some film clips and commentary.The program is free and open to the public.