SILENT LAND X WAKING LAND
The story of the attempted of silencing the Tupinambá people began with the arrival of Europeans. From this moment, and for hundreds of years, various strategies were used to try to silence the indigenous and mold them to the image of Europeans. This process grew stronger with the arrival of cocoa colonels, who surrounded the fields and imposed to the indigenous an almost slave labor, stealing the lands that were still in indigenous possession and trying to reduce their lives, through fear, to a mere impoverished copy of themselves, colonels. For many years the Tupinambás were forced to remain silent to survive. Until recently, it was impossible to clame to be indigenous in the lands of Olivença without suffering serious consequences.
But this voice that they tried to silence remained embedded in earth. The Tupinambás are like seeds that after a malignant burn remained under the dry field that was once an intense forest. Suffocated by the ashes, they did not have the conditions to sprout. But with time, the earth turned the ashes into fertilizer, producing the appropriate time for the seeds to open their own way and breathe. The forest reemerges, singing again life on earth.
The Tupinambá never died, he was sleeping for a while but now awoke.
Today, Tupinambá breaks the gags, and the land that was once silent is know awake. Land that cares for the people who are from it, attentive land, land that dawns in the fight. Waking land against silent land.
Some Relationships – WAKING LAND
Some Relationships – SILENT LAND