• Greek Title Εάμι
  • Original Title Eami
  • Year: 2022
  • Genre: Fiction Documentary
  • Country: Paraguay, Argentina, Mexico, Gemany, France, Netherlands, United States
  • Duration: 75'
  • Director / Scriptwriter: Paz Encina
  • Cinematography: Guillermo Saposnik
  • Editing: Jordana Berg
  • Music / Score: Joraine Picanerai, Fernando Velázquez Vezzetti
  • Sound: Javier Umpierrez
  • Cast: Anel Picanerai, Curia Chiquejno Etacoro, Ducubaide Chiquenoi, Basui Picanerai Etacore, Lucas Etacori, Guesa Picanerai, Lazaro Dosapei Cutamijo, Catebia Picanere Chiqueño, Jonatan Chiqueño Etacore, Hernán Bego Dosapei Cutamijo
  • Production: Paz Encina, Gabriela Sabaté, Silencio Sine
  • Co-production: Black Forest Films, Fortuna Films, Gaman Cine, Revolver Amsterdam, MPM Film, Eaux Vives Productions, Louvertoure Films, Piano, Barraca Producciones, Grupo LVT, Sagax Entertainement, Splendor Omnia, Sabaté FIlms
  • Awards: Tiger Award - International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022 / Best director award - BAFICI International Film Festival
  • Distinctions: Official Selection - Visions du Réel 2022
  • Color: Color
  • Audio: Sound
  • Language: Spanish
  • Format: DCP
  • Print Source: MPM Premium

Embodying Asojá, the bird-god-woman, Eami falls into trance in which she walks slowly and stunned through her beloved forest, collecting memories, as she prepares to leave it forever. A cinematic poem, an ode to the displaced Ayoreo Totobiegosode people, told from the trance of a girl.

Paz Encina was born in Asuncion, Paraguay and studied cinematography in Buenos Aires. In 2016, Sshe created Silencio Lab, a platform through which she gives seminars to train young Paraguayan talents. Her film Hamaca Paraguaya (2005) won the Un Certain Regard FIPRESCI prize at Cannes and Eami (2022) won the Tiger Award at the International Film Festival Rotterdam 2022.

Watch the film online here.



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