Who is the Yanomami boy’s surprise friend in the jungle? – Sometimes we miss the most beautiful moments – DON’T MISS THIS ONE! 

Yanomami boys

My 38 second film with Namowë, a Yanomami boy in the Alto Orinoco region, Amazonas, Venezuela 

Namowë and monkey in the canoe – Photo: Barbara Crane Navarro

It’s an excerpt of my film of instants of the daily life of a Yanomami community in the Amazon Rainforest made to accompany the children’s book series: “Amazon Rainforest Magic” “La Magie de l’Amazonie” and “La Magia de la Amazonia” for ages 8 to 100!

An illustration from “Amazon Rainforest Magic, the Adventures of Namowë, a Yanomami Boy”

The full 13 minute, 16 second film – (age restricted by YouTube due to ancestral Yanomami customs which include traditional nudity) interwoven with illustrations from the Amazon Rainforest Magic books – is here:

A young White-fronted Capuchin (Cebus unicolor) resting on a liana in the Amazon Rainforest

Thanks so much for watching my films!
And please help protect the forest, wildlife and lives of the Yanomami by boycotting all products from deforestation; gold, palm oil, exotic wood, soy, meat! Please shop locally when possible!


Here’s more information about my books in English, French and Spanish!

“Amazon Rainforest Magic” y “La Magia de la Amazonia” et “La Magie de l’Amazonie”: Fantasy-adventure books for children – ENGLISH, ESPAÑOL, FRANÇAIS – tales of Yanomami life in the Amazon Rainforest – ages 8 to 100!

About Barbara Crane Navarro - Rainforest Art Project

I'm a French artist living near Paris. From 1968 to 1973 I studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island, then at the San Francisco Art Institute in San Francisco, California, for my BFA. My work for many decades has been informed and inspired by time spent with indigenous communities. Various study trips devoted to the exploration of techniques and natural pigments took me originally to the Dogon of Mali, West Africa, and subsequently to Yanomami communities in Venezuela and Brazil. Over many years, during the winters, I studied the techniques of traditional Bogolan painting. Hand woven fabric is dyed with boiled bark from the Wolo tree or crushed leaves from other trees, then painted with mud from the Niger river which oxidizes in contact with the dye. Through the Dogon and the Yanomami, my interest in the multiplicity of techniques and supports for aesthetic expression influenced my artistic practice. The voyages to the Amazon Rainforest have informed several series of paintings created while living among the Yanomami. The support used is roughly woven canvas prepared with acrylic medium then textured with a mixture of sand from the river bank and lava. This supple canvas is then rolled and transported on expeditions into the forest. They are then painted using a mixture of acrylic colors and Achiote and Genipap, the vegetal pigments used by the Yanomami for their ritual body paintings and on practical and shamanic implements. My concern for the ongoing devastation of the Amazon Rainforest has inspired my films and installation projects. Since 2005, I've created a perfomance and film project - Fire Sculpture - to bring urgent attention to Rainforest issues. To protest against the continuing destruction, I've publicly set fire to my totemic sculptures. These burning sculptures symbolize the degradation of nature and the annihilation of indigenous cultures that depend on the forest for their survival.
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3 Responses to Who is the Yanomami boy’s surprise friend in the jungle? – Sometimes we miss the most beautiful moments – DON’T MISS THIS ONE! 

  1. The Yanomami boy is absolutely wonderful 😊🌍

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  2. Pingback: Who is the Yanomami boy’s surprise friend in the jungle? – Sometimes we miss the most beautiful moments – DON’T MISS THIS ONE!  — Barbara Crane Navarro – Tiny Life

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