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The Buriti Flower

The Buriti Flower

The Buriti Flower

Dir. João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
124 min

The Krahô are the indigenous people of Northern Brazil. In The Buriti Flower, directors João Salaviza and Renée Nader Messora present four tales, cinematic representations of the Krahô’s oral histories, detailing tragic events from this people's history.

Salaviza and Nader Messora immersed themselves in the lives of the Krahô, and captured, in the Krahô’s own unique, non-linear way, the tales of the injustices handed down through the years. From massacres against the Krahôs by settlers, the military dictatorship in the 1960s, to Bolsanaro’s disregard of their rights.

“[I]t eventually becomes impossible not to look at this beautiful place without feeling a real sense of urgency and alarm.” –Elena Lazic, Cineuropa

Film Details

Release Year: 2023
Runtime: 124 min
Country/Region: Brazil, Portugal
Language: Krahô, Portuguese
Print Source: Films Boutique
Tags: Drama, Environmental, Human Rights, Indigenous Voices, Latino / Latin American Cultures, Women Directors


Director: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Producer: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Ricardo Alves Jr., Julia Alves
Cinematographer: Renée Nader Messora
Screenwriter: João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora, Ilda Patpro Krahô, Francisco Hyjnõ Krahô, Henrique Ihjãc Krahô
Editor: Edgar Feldman, João Salaviza, Renée Nader Messora
Principal Cast: Ilda Patpro Krahô, Francisco H?jnõ Krahô, Solane Tehtikw?j Krahô, Raene Kôtô Krahô, Débora Sodré, Luzia Cruwakw?j Krahô