Climate Crisis + Media Arts

Shorelines Film Series: NO KINGS and BY WAY OF CANARSIE

Expired June 30, 2022 12:00 AM
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Not too far from Rio de Janeiro's rumbling motorways and electric lights there is a place, where carving canoes and building houses with clay are still an essential part of life. 'No Kings' has been made in the same free spirit that defines the lives of the inhabitants of the small community between the sea and the rain forest. Out here, nature itself is the supreme authority. The rest of society with its gods and kings is a distant echo. The vital, saturated universe enshrouds us as we are out catching crabs with the children or hear the rain patter on the roof in the middle of the night. The Caiçara people maintain and cultivate the last remnants of the Atlantic rain forest, and their traditions are based on sustainable values from Brazil, Japan, Africa and Europe. But Brazil's new government has other plans for the rain forest and for the country's many minorities.
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  • Runtime
    88 minutes
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  • Director
    Emilia Mello
  • Producer
    Roberto Minervini, Denise Ping Lee, Emilia Mello
  • Editor
    Marie-Hélène Dozo, Pierpaolo Filomeno