Stepping softly on the earth

By Charlotte Stace



Published on April 1, 2023

The CCCB invites you to a screening of the documentary Stepping Softly on the Earth (2022) directed by Marcos Colón. It sets out to find in the ancestral knowledge of the native Amazon people the answer for the production of a new future.

The plot? It follows three indigenous leaders of the Amazon, who are trying to maintain their ways of living in the world. These are the stories of Kátia, chief of the Akrãtikatêjê people, Manoel, chief of the Munduruku people, and José Manuyama, a teacher of Kokama origin. The three narrate the threats to their territories from large-scale mining, monocultures, prospecting, oil exploration, logging and the construction of hydroelectric power plants. 

Their stories are intertwined with the voice and thoughts of indigenous philosopher Ailton Krenak, who invites us to reflect on our ways of inhabiting the planet and to learn to step softly on the earth.

April 26, 2023
Opening hours
18:30 – 20:30