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The Invention of the Other

A invenção do Outro

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North American Premiere

An intimate portrait of people who have never encountered an “other”. In 2019, FUNAI, a Brazilian state protection agency which works for Indigenous rights, sent an expedition of 30 people into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, to make first contact, provide medical services, locate and reunite separated family members with the Korubo, an isolated Indigenous group.

As they travel between the borders of Brazil, Peru, and Colombia, alert to the constant dangers in the deep jungle, the lines between subject and object are blurred and at times reversed, as the natural dynamic and camaraderie of the group is reshaped around Bruno Pereira, a FUNAI veteran who was killed while working in the same region several years after filming, and Xuxu, a charismatic Korubo leader separated from his family.

Director Bruno Jorge crafts an immersive ethnographic journey that breaks apart monolithic assumptions in favour of an honest perspective of the Korubo that defies easy classification. A powerful, essential film, deftly blending poignancy and human dignity against a background of unanswered political and ethical questions.


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In Portuguese with English subtitles

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145 min
Documentary Human Rights & Social Justice

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Bruno Jorge


Bruno Jorge


Bruno Jorge


Bruno Jorge

Original Music

Bruno Palazzo


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Bruno Jorge

Bruno Jorge studied Social Communication in São Paulo, Brazil, Documentary Film in Paris, France, and Master in Performing Arts in Liège, Belgium. Influenced by ethnography, visual anthropology and experimental cinema, Bruno has made over 20 films.

Filmography: Beco (2012); What I Could Be If I Were (2015); Piripkura (2017)

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