Mending ways [videorecording] : the Canela Indians of Brazil / produced, directed, photographed and edited by Steven Schecter
- Additional Titles:
- Canella Indians of Brazil
- Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1999.
- Physical Description:
- 1 videocassette (54 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
- Additional Creators:
- Hunt, Linda, Olmert, Michael, Biondo, Chris, Williams, Lenny, Schecter, Steven, and Films for the Humanities (Firm)
- Focuses on the Canela Indians of Brazil, detailing their extraordinary bonding rituals and the conflict-resolution skills they call "mending ways." Reports that for the Canela, peace is more important than justice, and sharing -- especially of sexual partners -- means survival and prosperity, pointing out that putting the good of the tribe first has allowed the Canela to retain tribal identity and communal harmony. Also queries whether the tribe can survive the outside influences of sexual monogamy and materialism that have finally infiltrated their society. Based on the research of Smithsonian anthropologist William H. Crocker.
- Creation/Production Credits Note:
- Written by Steven Schecter and Michael Olmert ; narrated by Linda Hunt ; music, Chris Biondo, Lenny Williams.
- Technical Details:
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