There are no spirits or snakes tonight and the forest around the village is quiet. Fifteen-year-old Ihjãc, an indigenous Krahô from the north of Brazil, has nightmares since he lost his father. His father's voice calls for him to organize the funerary feast for the spirit to depart.
To escape becoming a shaman, Ihjãc runs away to the city. Far from his people and culture, he faces the reality of being an indigenous in contemporary Brazil.
Singular Screens, the film programme curated by the Asian Film Archive (AFA) for Singapore International Festival of Arts 2019 (SIFA), features an international selection of Singapore premieres celebrating independent and singular visions from Singapore and around the world. Valuing the ingenious and the risk-taking in cinema, Singular Screens is diverse in representation and bold in putting together its palette of cinematic adventures. Screenings will be held at the Screening Room at SIFA’s Festival House and Oldham Theatre.