October 918 2020

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Palma 11

Short Film
Palma 11
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Louise Botkay
Release Year
A time, a forest, a community, the ancient teachings of the boa constrictor, the drawings of the kenes, the children... filming as a way of being together. We are with the Hunikuin, self-styled huni kuin, real men, also called Kaxinawá, who inhabit the Brazilian-Peruvian border in the western Amazon. They live in a constant struggle to defend the sustainability of the Amazon and the inheritance of its peoples against attacks by the Brazilian government and agribusiness.


Louise Botkay studied at the National Film School of France (FEMIS). She has shot films in Haiti, Congo, Niger, Chad, Brazil and Europe, using her cell phone, video, super-8, 16 or 35 mm film that she developed herself. Her works were shown at festivals such as Oberhausen, Fid de Marseille, VidéoBrasil, and more. Her work A film for Ehuana won a prize from the State of North Rhine-Westaphalia, Germany.