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Tikmũ’ũn’s Caterpillar-Cinema: Off-Screen Space and Cosmopolitics in Amerindian Film

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This chapter engages with a series of three Amerindian films by the Tikmũ’ũn people from the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, which portray the ritual of child initiation ceremonies. By analyzing the aesthetic dynamics of the films, it problematizes the relationship between cinematic screen and off-screen spaces, and proposes that these films verge on what could be defined as a “shamanic critique of the political economy of the image”, thereby revealing the inevitable relationship of the films to the cosmology of the Tikmũ’ũn.

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Brasil, A. (2017). Tikmũ’ũn’s Caterpillar-Cinema: Off-Screen Space and Cosmopolitics in Amerindian Film. In: da Silva, A., Cunha, M. (eds) Space and Subjectivity in Contemporary Brazilian Cinema. Screening Spaces. Palgrave Macmillan, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-48267-5_2

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