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Story Publication logo January 9, 2020

"Mulheres do Xingu" (Documentary)

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Movimento de Mulheres do Xingu.
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It is the women who maintain indigenous culture and now they are also uniting to protect their lands...

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Watatakalu Yawalapiti, one of the female leaders of the Xingu Women's Movement. Image by Maria Fernanda Ribeiro. Brazil, 2019.
Watatakalu Yawalapiti, one of the female leaders of the Xingu Women's Movement. Image by Maria Fernanda Ribeiro. Brazil, 2019.

"Mulheres do Xingu" is a short-form documentary that shows the first major gathering of a women's movement, held in May 2019 in the village of Ilha Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil. The objective was to discuss ways for women to find a place in spaces of power along with men.