Holding up the SkyPieter Van Eecke

'When the shamans stop dancing and life in the rainforest loses its balance, the sky will fall down and crush everything.' That wisdom is passed on from generation to generation by the Yanomami in Brazil. But prospectors are polluting the rivers, the shamans are dying, the rainforest is disappearing and the earth is warming. Chieftain Davi Kopenawa and his son Dario are traveling the world, fighting an international battle to defend their land against invaders. They warn Westerners that when the sky falls, they will be crushed too. Why don't they listen?



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Vertoond op editie(s) 2023
Screened at edition(s) 2023

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Directed by Pieter Van Eecke
Belgium
2023 82 min.
Yanomami, Portugese, English
Subtitles: English

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Belgian selection

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Director

Pieter Van Eecke

Script

Pieter Van Eecke, Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Dário Vitório Kopenawa Yanomami

Producer

Hanne Phlypo, Hasse Van Nunen, Renko Douze, Sergio Andrade

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