Holding up the SkyPieter Van Eecke

'When the shamans stop dancing and life in the rainforest loses its balance, the sky will fall down and crush everything.' That wisdom is passed on from generation to generation by the Yanomami in Brazil. But prospectors are polluting the rivers, the shamans are dying, the rainforest is disappearing and the earth is warming. Chieftain Davi Kopenawa and his son Dario are traveling the world, fighting an international battle to defend their land against invaders. They warn Westerners that when the sky falls, they will be crushed too. Why don't they listen?

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DOCVILLE presents the ten best Belgian documentaries of the past year. Films that capture special places in our country, such as a small pigsty or an operating room where hypnosis is used, but also films that look beyond national borders and zoom in on, for example, Iceland, Congo, Ireland or Turkey. Documentaries made by familiar faces or by young newcomers. The strongest film will be announced the winner of the Jury Prize for Best Belgian Documentary.
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Directed by Pieter Van Eecke
2023 82 min.
Yanomami, Portugese, English
Subtitles: English


Belgian selection


Pieter Van Eecke


Pieter Van Eecke, Davi Kopenawa Yanomami, Dário Vitório Kopenawa Yanomami


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