Tribal Odyssey: The Yawalapiti from the Amazon

The Yawalapiti live in a remote natural habitat in the Amazon known as the Xingu National Park. They are a hugely decorative tribe that has many shamanic ceremonies. The Yawalapiti are also a wrestling tribe with many sexual games. The film follows the tribe as a recent lunar eclipse initiates a ceremony to protect against spirits. What follows is a mixture of wrestling innuendo; trance induced rituals and elaborate and colorful body painting.