The word eami in the Ayoreo language, the language of the original population in the territory of today’s Paraguay and Bolivia, means forest. And the world. Eami is also the name of the main character, a girl who is expelled from her native land due to land trading and rapid deforestation. Her community is falling apart as she wanders through the forest. In his new film with a minimalist story, Paz Encina introduces us to local cosmology, philosophy, and myths, which he interweaves with the local population’s narratives of forced eviction. The result is a strong sensory experience based on beautiful images of the local landscape, as well as on a sophisticated sound component connecting the sounds of fauna, flora, and machinery.
PY/AR/MX/US/DE/NL/FR, 2022, 83 min.; gn / cz tit
Joraine Picanerai, Fernando Velázquez Vezzetti
Anel Picanerai, Curia Chiquejno Etacoro, Ducubaide Chiquenoi, Basui Picanerai Etacore, Lucas Etacori