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Location: Brazil         Length: 13 min

This imaginative drama is based on an indigenous tale from the Amazon forest, in which young Naia learns from her tribe’s elders stories of how the stars in the sky came to be. According to legend, the moon came out at night in search of the most beautiful Indian girls. When he fell in love with a beautiful girl he would shine his light on her, transforming her blood into light, making her a star so she could be by his side forever. Naia falls in love with him instead and runs deep into the jungle to let his light shine on her.

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Produced in 2010 by Leandro Tadashi

Copyright 2010 by Leandro Tadashi

Guarani Indian Legends, Stories and Myths (Native-languages.org)

Guarani: The Language and the People (Nathan Page)

Guarani People (Wikipedia)

Tupi People (Wikipedia)

Tupian Languages (Native-languages.org)