The essay film Vestige focuses on the Indigenous issue in Brazil from the unique perspective of the relations not only between the Guajajara and Awá-Guajá peoples of Maranhão, who cohabit one of the few areas of the Amazon rainforest that have managed to survive and are under constant threat, but also their relations with non-Indigenous people. The Awá-Guajá decided for voluntary isolation and are intrinsically dependent on the forest to survive; they are essentially hunters and travel great distances in search of their food. As territorial nomads they carry what they need while on the move and live in temporary camps. The film is a collective construction that mixes fiction, documentary and performance. Residents of four villages in the Araribóia Indigenous Land will act in and be part of the film's team.
Flay Guajajara is a filmmaker from the Guajajara people of Maranhão. Edivan Guajajara is a photographer, video editor and designer for the Guajajara people of Maranhão. Carolline Leite is a filmmaker and journalist.