We are opening the second crowdfunding to finish this project with old and new demands with expansion of this collective film. After visiting for the second year the Novo Futuro Village in the Humaita River, Brazil, we are entering the post production of the Eskawata Kayawai film, a documentary
about the Huni Kuin culture, and the project needs your support for its completion. The funds will be used to edit the feature film and hire professional for all post production and distribution, sharing the film in film festivals and screenings all over the world.
After a long process of rediscovering their roots and ancestrality,
remembering their culture once forbidden and censored, the Huni Kuin
finally enters a new era, the time of the indigenous right. In harmony
with nature, they began sharing their healing culture around the world
with their knowledge, culture and spirituality from the forest, their
own cultural festivals where they gather the indigenous with the non
indigenous, creating a great cultural apex.
The idea of this project was to make a short film that eventually became something much larger than once imagined, a feature film, having many interviews with spiritual leaders and shamans, participating of ceremonies and cure practices with the forest medicines. So now, in co-production with Marcos Vinicius Romão (Co-Organizer of the Festival Eskawatã Kayawai) and Ninawa Pai da Mata (Spiritual leader of Novo Futuro Village) we have a really special feature film in hands and we need funds to finish it, so we can share their story and bring their healing power around the world.
The Huni Kuin, who live in the dense forests of the state of
Acre, after a great history of suffering and slavery, now live in a time
of great cultural boiling. From the spread of their cures, his work with
the medicines of the forest, their ancestral knowledge, complex and
refined crafts to a rich musical production. The film proposes to bring a
clipping of this indigenous awakening, of these new times that present
themselves to the Huni Kuin, of valuing their culture and their
Amid the materialistic times of a civilization practically incapable of seeing the human soul, focused on the production and consumption of goods, it is evident the importance of returning to the roots, of learning from the oldest cultures life harmony with the planet, with forests and with the spirits. Seeking this rescue, this project originated and we are already on the second year filming in the village of Novo Futuro, on the upper Humaitá River, during the Eskawata Kayawai festival of 2017 and 2018, event that brought together more than 200 indigenous people from several villages of the same ethnic group, pajés and txanás and about ninety non-Indians. The festival is an intensive of getting to know the Huni Kuin culture, participating of healing ceremonies, learning their dances and songs, preparing their medicines, getting to know shamans and leaders, learning their culture, about nature, about life itself.
The project is a 80+ minutes film with interviews with many Huni
Kuin leader sharing about their ancestral story, sharing their culture,
history, medicine, music and forest, showing them in their natural
habitat asking to be recognized and to carry on with their culture that
makes them who they are, which keep them alive.
The film will be
- (1) Exhibited as a premiere at the 6th edition of the Huni Kuin festival Eskawata Kayawai to contemplate all of them who have been filmed and who helped to make it happen
- (2) It will be sent to whom contribute with this campaign a private link to watch within a month period (depending on the reward selected)
- (3) The film will be sent to film festivals around the world to aim to raise awareness on this cause, that is not receiving the importance needed from our own country.
- (4) It will be added to Netflix catalogue so it can be shared with more people.
- (5) After an year of film festivals, the film will be distributed online so everyone can watch it
After the first crowdfunding reaching 77% of its goal, raising U$9.773, we are aiming for the remaining 33% (U$2787), also extra costs for new professionals involved and new demands plus all costs of the platform, rewards, posting, fees.
The amount raised beyond the value asked will be going to support Huni Kuin projects in Acre.
The first project we would like to support is a Huni Kuin teacher that wrote and designed a Huni Kuin handout for students and need printing. We have many villages to support beyond Novo Futuro Village who are in great need of basic structure, we have a dream to support different Huni Kui projects as construction of a well, schools, buy them solar panels and so on, all money raised beyond our goal will be very welcome to the Huni Kui people in a direct intervention.
||FEE||DURATION OF WORK|
|Coordinator of the project||$1200||9 months / Jan-Nov2019
|Editor of new content||$1000||4 months|
|Editor assistant of new content||$600||4 months|
|Animation of new content||$600||1 month|
|Color correction and finalization of new content
|Sound treatment for the film of new content
|Blu Ray media and recording 3 copies||$600||-|
|DVD media, recording and printing 1000 copies
|Graphic Design *from past crowdfunding still needing funds
|English translation *from past crowdfunding and new content||$700||1 months|
|Sending the film to film festivals worldwide *from past crowdfunding||$520||-|
|Consultant *from past crowdfunding and new demand||$900||9 months|
|Judicial and administrative costs||$800||-|
|Plain ticket to Acre to exhibit the film
|Post office to send the rewards worldwide||$400||-|
|Fees (17% total) / Paypal fees (6,7), Brazilian fees for international transaction (6,38%) and GGF plataform fees (4%)
|TOTAL||$12.250||January to September (5 months)
WHO ARE WE
We are Patrick Belem and Lara Jacoski, a Brazilian duo of filmmakers and spiritual seekers, we have been traveling and working together the past 6 years to different cultures, making documentaries on minorities and causes, filming in India, Thailand, Morocco, Bolivia, Peru and Cambodia. All our projects are funded by ourselves or independently, with the help of supporters or partners, our last series Better Days filmed in India which focused to bring inspiring people from harsh realities, was supported via crowdfunding and Facebook.
ABOUT THE REWARDS
Check the details and pictures of some of our rewards. To see the
full rewards with its description, check on the column in your right, here bellow you can only see the physical rewards.
We will be sending the rewards as soon as they are bought, printed or as soon as they arrive from Acre. Most of the rewards support the indigenous village by getting their crafts handmade by the Huni Kuin woman. Do you have a special request you would like to get as reward? Let us know in the comments section.
**All items bellow also contemplates a pdf of sacred songs, playlist of indigenous sacred Latin American songs, private online view of the film, support credit in the film.
**Kene are the sacred geometry of the Huni Kuin, which represent the sacred beings & animals of the forest that weave stories of power, strength and visions from the sacred plant medicines within the Amazon.
Some observations for the following rewards.
$140 - MUSIC KIT / CD PATRICK EITA plus PDF OF MEDICINE MUSIC WITH CHORDS plus PLAYLIST OF LATIN AMERICAN MEDICINE MUSIC
The debut cd of the musician Patrick Eita will be recorded during 2019 and as soon as is released it will be sent to you via a one time download link.
Patrick is a multi instrumentalist musician of medicine songs, inspired by the Huni Kuin tribe among other tribes from Brazil and world wide. His compositions focus in guitar, flute, clarinet, didgeridoo, drums and little sounds from nature.
$160 ECOBAG WITH HUNI KUIN PATTERN
For this reward we are counting with the beautiful artwork of Cheyenne Kaelee, a young talented artist from Switzerland/Korea that draws beautifully aya inspired visions. She will be drawing an amazing special (and secret for now) drawing to be printed in the eco bag.
$190 SHIRT WITH HUNI KUIN ILLUSTRATION
Our artist Cheyenne will be also drawing her amazing artwork to be printed ir a shirt. Please let us know the size of the shirt you would like to get.
$210 PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPH + ALBUM PATRICK EITA
Professional photograph printed as fine art from the Huni Kuin tribe Novo Futuro. the photographs were made by the photographers Patrick Belem (Brazil) and Gary Wyk (South Africa), you will get a surprise but you can check examples or their work soon here in the website!
$250 HUNI KUI KIT
A kit with the ecobag, shirt and calendar described bellow.
An A4 wall calendar with amazing photographs from the Huni Kuin tribe Novo Futuro village, the photographs were made by the photographers Patrick Belem (Brazil), Gary Wyk (South Africa) and Ivan Kuxan Suum (Mexico) and the beautiful design by the illustrator and designer Bruna Fronza (Brazil). The calendar is still being developed but we will make sure that is the most beautiful calendar you will ever see, plus, you get to use it after the year finishes, as you can cut the photographs which will be printed in full A4 size.
$350 BEADED BRACELET AND NECKLACE
Get the most traditional Huni Kuin crafts, the beautiful beaded bracelet and necklace with a kene, their sacred geometry designed with beads.
$500 WOVEN BAG AND NECKLACE
Get the the traditional beaded beacklace and the wonderful hand made woven bag.
$1900 - ENTRY FOR THE VI FESTIVAL HUNI KUIN ESKAWATA KAYAWAI (2 available)
A 12-days plant medicine festival with the ancient Kaxinawá / Huni Kuin Tribe – the “True People” at Novo Futuro Village – Humaitá River – Amazon Rainforest – Acre – Brazil.
The Festival takes place in a Huni Kuin village in a very remote area (a 4-5 days boat journey away from the nearest town, included), in the Heart of the Amazon Rain-forest in the state of Acre, Brazil. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become immersed in their ancient and magical world of plants, spirits, powerful sacred rituals, sacred dances, ancient chants many thousands of years old, stories of the great forest and so much more! Not many people on the planet will ever get to experience what you are invited to. More info facebook.com/festivaleskawata *The flight ticket from your country is not included at this reward and the dates for 2019 are yet not confirmed, but the festival will be happening for sure and it generally occurss in the last two weeks of November <3 .
Deep gratitude for helping this project, this cause, the Huni Kuin people, to share about this powerful beautiful culture full of ancient knowlodge which is bringing so much healing to all the world, a culture which are in so much need of protection in Brazil for their own generation and next generations, indigenous have been always in need of protection and recognition worldwide, but specially now with the new Neo-facist government which lacks of respect to our indigenous inhabitants, the true people.