These are the children of the Xingu River. These are the faces that may be displaced as the Belo Monte dam floods the land and people behind the dam. Perhaps you would like to send them a picture of your children? What would you do if the government decided you would have move because your home was going to become a reservoir?
Brazil: MARANGMOTXÍNGMO MÏRANG, From The Ikpeng Children To The World – Video
Four Ikpeng children from the Upper Xingu River in Brazil introduce us to life in their village. They show their families, their toys, and their celebrations with grace and lightheartedness. We meet the characters that make up their everyday world – from baby chickens to the village chief – and we see the children helping with chores, learning to hunt, going to school and playing games. Often comparing and contrasting themselves to earlier generations, they are aware of their cultural heritage and how it has changed since their grandparents’ time. Engaging and candid, the Ikpeng children are full of curiosity and ask that people of other cultures send their own video-letters.