The Storyteller

© Davidson
50 minutes / Colour / 1990
Directed by
John Paul Davidson

Country of production United Kingdom

Unaware of the written word until the 1950s, the Waura tribe who live in the headwaters of the Xingu river in Brazil still practise the art of storytelling. Tribal storyteller Aruta recounts one of their traditional tales which the tribe re-enact. As powerful and fresh as the opening chapters of Genesis, it gives a unique insight into Waura cosmological thinking.

Language and subtitles English and Waura with English Subtitles

Region South America

Country Brazil

Keywords Indigenous peoples / First Nations peoples Dance / Theatre / Performance Religion / Belief / Faith