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An all-consuming and hypnotic journey into the rainforests of Paraguay.

Eami is a hybrid film that combines fiction and documentary, and won the main award at the film festival in Rotterdam, the Tiger Award. Paraguay is one of the countries in Latin America most affected by deforestation. In an unspecified part of the rainforest we meet Eami, a young girl from the Ayoreo-Totobiegosode tribe that is looking for her disappeared friend Ajeocci.

Her name, Eami, also means «world», which suggests a world that is about to disappear completely for her and the tribe she belongs to; A result of the deforestation and interventions from the society around them. The film floats along, as an all-consuming hallucinatory experience accompanied by the rhythm of the sounds of the rainforest. EAMI becomes a magical and hypnotic journey into the title character’s mythical world – a place we are about to lose forever.


Paz Encina is a filmmaker from Paraguay. She has studied film at Universidad del Cine in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she graduated in cinematography. Her first feature, Hamaca paraguaya, was screened at the Cannes Film Festival in 2006, where it won the FIPRESCI award. In 2016 she made the documentary Ejercicios de memoria and in 2022 EAMI, which won the main award at the film festival in Rotterdam.

This film is part of

DOC:SOUTH Focus: Climate, Rainforest & Indigenous People AUDIENCE AWARD

Original title EAMI

Country Paraguay, USA, Germany, The Netherlands, Argentine, France, Mexico

Year 2022

Director Paz Encina

Screenplay Paz Encina

Cinematography Guillermo Saposnik

Producer Paz Encina, Gabriela Sabaté

Cast Anel Picanerai, Curia Chiquejno Etacoro, Ducubaide Chiquenoi, Basui Picanerai Etacore.

Distribution MPM

Runtime 1h 23m

Language Spanish

Subtitles English

Genre Documentary

Format DCP

Age limit 12

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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