Voice of the Xingu (2010) Trailer
Trailer for the documentary Voice of the Xingu.
Alfredo Villas Boas, born and raised in Brazil, has lived most of his adult life on Maui. An avid student of Hawaiian culture, he learned herbal medicine skills from Uncle Kaipo Kaneakua and wa‘a or canoe culture with Kimokeo Kapahulehua. He returns to the country of his birth inspired by his own ancestors, three brothers who were among the first white men to penetrate the wild forests of interior Brazil and who had the wisdom to fight for the future of the indigenous people. Orlando, Claudio, and Leonardo Villas Boas saw that a vast national reserve was created to protect the Kayapo Indians and their habitat. Now another generation returns to continue that good work.