This Is Our Land! (2020)

Nūhū Yãg Mū Yõg Hãm: This Land Is Our Land! (Nuhuu yagmuu yog ham: Essa Terra é Nossa!)

Directed by Carolina Canguçu, Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Roberto Romero

2020 ♦ 70 minutes ♦ Brazil
Maxakali & Portuguese with English subtitles

Fruit of a collaboration between Maxakali and non-Indigenous filmmakers, Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm—literally, “this land is our land”—creates an alternative system of audiovisual cartography to give shape‚ both physical and spiritual, to the Tikmũ’ũn territory, which is now confined to three portions of land in the northeast of Minas Gerais, Brazil.

Shot in inner Brazil, on a small reservation known for its fairly restricted access to water, Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm travels on foot, following the Tikmũ’ũn as they share their physical, historical, and cosmological understanding of space. The film devotes equal attention to the portions of land stolen by farmers; the memory of relatives murdered by white men, alluding to a living history of struggle; and the ancestral stories that expand the territory far beyond the present, accumulating different names across generations and blessing the prosaic with magic.



Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 12:15pm
Apollo Theater Oberlin
19 East College Street
Oberlin , OH 44074
Phone: (440) 774-3920

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Oberlin Indigenous Peoples' Day Committee