Ailton Krenak, indigenous leader and thinker, talks about the pain of the Watú (or Rio Doce in the Krenak language). Sick from the biggest environmental disaster in Brazilian history, the Mariana Dam disaster, the river asks for help. Out the impacts on his village on the banks of the river, he makes an overview of the current Anthropocene period and invites all human beings to a journey of reflection and self-criticism, aiming at urgent but necessary paradigm shifts.
Brazil, 2022, 29 min., Portuguese with English and Bulgarian subtitles
Script: Guilherme Herrera Falchi, Andrea Flores Urushima, Cesar Shundi Iwamizu and Nelson Kao
Directors: Andrea Flores Urushima, Cesar Shundi Iwamizu and Nelson Kao, ABC
Cinematography: Nelson Kao, ABC
Production: Caminhos Iguais Produções Artísticas Ltda
Nelson KAO, ABC is a cinematographer. He shot three features: “São Ateu”, directed by Hiro Ishikawa (2022), the documentary “Incarcerated”, directed by Cláudia Calabi, Fernando Grostein de Andrade and Pedro Bial (official selection in 43ª São Paulo International Film Festival and in 21º Rio de Janeiro International Festival), and “Você Só Pode Estar Louca”, directed by Karla Bonfá and Ricardo Garcia.