Painted Spirits: Yanomami The Last Free Indian Tribe

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Culture Documentary hosted by David Williamson, published by pro omnia films in 2011 - English, German Multilanguage narration also known as

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Painted Spirits: Yanomami The Last Free Indian Tribe In the wide wilderness of the rain forest in the south of Venezuela, near to the origins of the Orinoco, the Yanomanmi Indian, the most isolated people of South America live. Mining, ranching, and health care chaos threaten Yanomami for thousands of years, the Yanomami have thrived in the rainforests of South America. Now, they are struggling as the government fails to protect them from criminal invasions, attacks and disease. As is typical of hunter gatherers and shifting cultivators, it takes the Yanomami less than four hours work a day on average to satisfy all their material needs. Much time is left for leisure and social activities. The spirit world is a fundamental part of Yanomami life. Every creature, rock, tree and mountain has a spirit. Sometimes these are malevolent, attack the Yanomami and are believed to cause illness. Shamans control these spirits by inhaling a hallucinogenic snuff called yakoana. Through their trance like visions, they meet the spirits or xapiripë. Davi Kopenawa, a shaman explains: ‘Only those who know the xapiripë can see them because the xapiripë are very small and bright like light. There are many, many xapiripë, thousands of xapiripë like stars. They are beautiful, and decorated with parrot feathers and painted with urucum (annatto) and others have oraikok, others have earrings and use black dye and they dance very beautifully and sing differently.’

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  • Video Codec: x264 CABAC High@L3.1
  • Video Bitrate: 2267 Kbps
  • Video Aspect Ratio: 1.778 (16:9)
  • Video Resolution: 832 x 468
  • Audio Codec: AAC LC
  • Audio Bitrate: 160 Kbps CBR 48KHz
  • Audio Channels: stereo (2/0)
  • Dual Audio: English/German
  • Run-Time: 40mins
  • Framerate: 25fps
  • Number of Parts: 7
  • Part Size: 704 MB
  • Container: mp4
  • Source: DVD
  • Encoded by: Harry65
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