Joao Salaviza

João Salaviza is a Portuguese film director, screenwriter, editor, producer, and former actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including the Short Film Golden Bear for RAFA (2012), the Short Film Palme d'Or for ARENA (2009), the Jury Prize at Un Certain Regard section in Cannes for THE DEAD AND THE OTHERS (2018) and the Ensemble Prize at Un Certain Regard for THE BURITI FLOWER (2023).

The Buriti Flower

A film by Joao Salaviza & Renée Nader Messora

2023 - Brazil/Portugal - Drama

Through her child’s eyes, Patpro will go through three periods of the history of her indigenous people, in the heart of the Brazilian forest. Tirelessly persecuted, but guided by their ancestral rites, their love of nature and their fight to preserve their freedom, the Krahô never stop inventing new forms of resistance.