The Best of VLAFF: The Hyperwomen
Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7pm
Our next “Best of VLAFF” screening is coming up on April 16th! We will be presenting the Brazilian documentary, The Hyperwomen, winner of the Best Documentary Award at VLAFF 2012.
The Vancouver Latin American Film Festival is happy to bring the Brazilian documentary, The Hyperwomen (As hiper mulheres; Brazil, 2011), back to Vancouver for the April installment of “Best of VLAFF.”
In the Kuikuro homeland of the Upper Xingu of central Brazil, the people make preparations for the Jamurikumalu ritual: a festival of singing and dancing that is only performed by women. The problem is that the only woman who knows how to lead the songs is seriously ill. With comedic elements and a frank sexual openness, the documentary follows the Kuikuro in a race against time to preserve the knowledge of their elders and the practice of their traditions before they are lost forever.