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The first film made by the Mbyá-Guarani Cinema Collective, founded by Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, Bicycles of Nhanderu depicts the everyday life of the Mbyá-Guarani in the filmmakers’ village of Koenju, in southern Brazil. It is centered on two young brothers—one of whom shares critical observations: “The whites always want to pay less and take more”—and several elders, guardians of traditional values and spirituality.

  • Year
    2011
  • Runtime
    45 minutes
  • Language
    Guaraní
  • Country
    Brazil
  • Director
    Patricia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, Ariel Duarte Ortega