Charles is a filmmaker, designer, media producer, and researcher working within indigenous Brazilian communities. His work has been directed to recover stories of the Maxakali communities in Brazil. In the fashion of participatory research action and visual anthropology the work of Bicalho offers a direct inside on the life of communities at the edge of cultural annihilation. Charles Bicalho holds a PhD from the Graduate Program in Literary Studies at UFMG College of Letters in Brazil; a Masters of Arts from The University of New Mexico, UNM, Albuquerque; a Post-production specialization from The Film, TV and New Media Program at UNA, Belo Horizonte. Bicalho was a postdoctoral student at the Department of Anthropology at University of New Mexico, UNM, Albuquerque.
Charles Bicalho is professor at Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil). He will be present on October 21 giving an introduction to the Exhibition ENCANTADA | ENCHANTED, as well as to introduced his new film Mãtãnãg: The Enchanted Woman. Charles will also participate in a number of open classes at Duke University and will donate books for the special collection of Art (and indigenous) books at UNC-Chapel Hill.