Special Events

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: This Land Is Our Land!

Special Events
24 Feb, 2022

BAMPFA Indigenous Film Series Events: This Land Is Our Land!


This series is organized by Kathy Geritz and Natalia Brizuela and presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course Indigenous Arts in the Americas: Old and New Media, taught by Julia Bryan-Wilson, Natalia Brizuela, and Beth Piatote. The film programs and guests are made possible with support from The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Fruit of a collaboration between Maxakali and non-Indigenous filmmakers, Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm—literally, “this land is our land”—creates an alternative system of audiovisual cartography to give shape‚ both physical and mythical, to the Tikmũ’ũn territory, which is now confined to three portions of land in the northeast of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Shot in inner Brazil, on a small reservation known for its fairly restricted access to water, Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm travels on foot, following the Tikmũ’ũn as they share their physical, historical, and mythological understanding of space. The film devotes equal attention to the portions of land stolen by farmers; the memory of relatives murdered by white men, alluding to a living history of struggle; and the ancestral stories that expand the territory far beyond the present, accumulating different names across generations and blessing the prosaic with magic.

To buy tickets or learn more information, please visit here.


Nũhũ yãg mũ yõg hãm: This Land Is Our Land!

Isael Maxakali, Sueli Maxakali, Carolina Canguçu, Roberto Romero
Brazil, 2020

Proof of Vaccination Required

Ticket holders are required to provide proof of vaccination—to the maximum extent for which they are eligible—for entry into the Barbro Osher Theater. Capacity is currently limited to fifty percent. Face masks covering the nose and mouth (without valves) are required at all times. We strongly recommend that all visitors choose N95, KN95, or surgical masks.

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