TRIBE is based on real life events and incorporates the experiences of the indigenous non-actors featured. As the Belo Monte dam is completed in the Western Amazon, life there will never be the same again. This story captures that moment and the lives that have been irrevocably changed.
KAMODJARA and her father, CRISTIANO, leave their Amazonian reservation to protest a dam displacing her people. She gets separated and kidnapped by traffickers. ROBERTO, a high-level bureaucrat in the indigenous agency goes to the Amazon to help the tribes. THOMAS, a major American investor in the dam, goes to make sure the dam is approved. Roberto arrives in the Amazon and requests a prostitute. He is given Kamodjara. She is desperate to find her family again, and Roberto offers to help her. As Thomas gets embroiled in trouble with the indigenous people, Kamodjara begins to realize that Roberto doesn’t actually intend to return her to her family and she must escape.
Director / Writer
Sabrina McCormick & Soopum Sohn
Director of Photography
Tim Blake Nelson