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The Resource At the edge of conquest : the journey of Chief Wai-Wai, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)

At the edge of conquest : the journey of Chief Wai-Wai, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)

Label
At the edge of conquest : the journey of Chief Wai-Wai
Title
At the edge of conquest
Title remainder
the journey of Chief Wai-Wai
Statement of responsibility
produced by Geoffrey O'Connor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the Edge of Conquest looks at the situation of the Waiapi Indians, a small, isolated tribe that came in contact with the outside world in the late 1970s. Today they are threatened by invading gold miners, by the Brazilian government s recent proposal to reduce their land by 10%, and the state government s plan to construct a highway directly through their territory. But their strategy for survival has been effective: defend their lands from invasions while their leaders navigate the tricky waters of Brazilian politics. The film focuses on the charismatic leader, Chief Wai-Wai, as he travels from his remote village to Brazil's capitol, encountering for the first time airplanes, elevators, and skyscrapers. But the real barriers are not physical but bureaucratic and cultural. He doesn't read or write, has never been at a meeting before, and doesn't speak the language of these foreign people. Unlike the traditional depictions of indigenous persons as pristine, removed from the forces of the outside world, At the Edge of Conquest reveals a society grappling with the real politique of a larger nation-state. Chief Wai-Wai is fighting the role of victim in a desperate effort to shape the destiny of his people. It is a voyage resembling a cross between Alice in Wonderland and a Kafkaesque nightmare. But it is one which ultimately all isolated indigenous societies are forced to make if they are to survive this rapidly changing world
Additional physical form
Previously released as DVD.
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Connor, Geoffrey
Runtime
29
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of South America
  • Wayampi Indians
Target audience
general
Label
At the edge of conquest : the journey of Chief Wai-Wai, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630944
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1630944/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209709
  • (OCoLC)747796206
Video recording format
other
Label
At the edge of conquest : the journey of Chief Wai-Wai, produced by Geoffrey O'Connor, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1630944
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Control code
ASP1630944/flon
Dimensions
  • other
  • unknown
Extent
1 online resource (30 min.).
Form of item
online
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a209709
  • (OCoLC)747796206
Video recording format
other

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