David Cunningham and Kevin Miller have released their documentary about the infanticide of indigenous children in Brazil and the hope of a girl who overcame it. You can now watch or download the entire film at www.hakani.org. The movie serves to promote initiatives that protect the children but is facing opposition from elements of the Brazilian government who would like to shut it down.
A Note from screenwriter, KEVIN MILLER
Download my next movie for free! No, I'm not talking about Expelled. I'm talking about Hakani: Buried Alive, a Survivor's Story, a docudrama about infanticide amongst Brazil's indigenous tribes that we shot on location in Brazil earlier this year.
Based on real events, the film re-enacts the story of Hakani – whose name means "smile" – one of hundreds of children amongst Brazil's 200 plus indigenous tribes who are targeted for death each year. Physical or mental handicaps, being born a twin or triplet or being born out of wedlock – all are considered valid reasons for taking a child's life.
A growing number of Brazil's indigenous people are fighting to end this practice. But when they seek help from the government, they are told that their children are not protected by Brazilian or international law, and that preserving culture is more important than saving individual lives.
Featuring actual survivors of infanticide as well as those who have rescued them, Hakani is a powerful docudrama that tells the true story of one girl's journey to freedom and a people group's struggle to find their voice.
Since its release, the Brazilian government has raised strong objections to the film and is currently trying to shut down the film's web site and prevent future broadcasts. So far, Hakani has been used to increase awareness about the problem of infanticide and to raise thousands of dollars for an NGO that provides a safe place for indegenous children at risk.
I highly encourage you to watch the film and then voice your support for initiatives that seek to protect Brazil's indigenous children.
You can watch or download the film at www.hakani.org. And I highly recommend you choose the high resolution version.