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As hiper mulheres

Film Information

Exhibition Title As hiper mulheres
Original Title As hiper mulheres
English Title The Hyperwomen
Directors Carlos Fausto
Leonardo Sette
Takumã Kuikuro
Year 2011
Format HD
Colour Color
Duration 80'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Carlos Fausto, Leonardo Sette,
  • Takumã Kuikuro
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Mahajugi Kuikuro, Munai Kuikuro,
  • Takumã Kuikuro
  • Edición / Editing: Leonardo Sette
  • Producción / Producer: Carlos Fausto, Vincent Carelli
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Vídeo nas Aldeias
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The intriguing superlative of the title is a literal translation of the original word “Jamurikumálu” which designates the maximum ritual for women in a Mato Grosso region. As hiper mulheres shows what happens when the only woman who knows the lyrics to all of the songs in that ritual is old and sick. Her husband, concerned by the possibility of losing the only living registry of such tradition, decides to organize an edition of the Jamurikumálu. Thus, every woman in the tribe begins the preparations and rehearsals, reconstructing lyrics that talk about love, sex, clitoris and penis, in picaresque tone so as to serve as a trance of cathartic humor, colors and movements. The beauty surrounding this event is conveyed in this film thanks to the special sensitivity of its three directors. Far from presenting an ethnographic distance, and almost retrieving the quests of Flaherty or Rouch, we find ourselves with an austere setting and sensational sequences that immerse us into the ritual. We mingle with the eternal battle of sexes that moves the universe, and of course cinema along with it.

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