Artists seek inspiration in the indigenous universe and create new political utopia

Native indian in protest in Bahia against the nomination of Sebastião Roberto Peternelli for the presidency of Funai, in 2016

Movement brings together cinema, plastic arts, theater and literature and reacts to attacks at Brasília

A native indian will descend from a bright and colorful star, sings Caetano Veloso in one of his most famous songs. What will reveal itself to the people, he concludes, will surprise everyone not because it is exotic, but because it may have always been hidden, when it will have been the obvious.

The song, chanted with the grandiloquent rhetoric of a prophecy, could well be the hymn of a new moment in the Brazilian arts - which will now seek visual or conceptual inspiration in indigenous imaginary.

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