Good catch! The message is triply timely in that Gilliam and the crew made this just as it was becoming clear that the Brazilian people intended to vomit up the military dictatorship so coddled by the deep state in the US. It was no small affirmation of the genius and love of the broad spectrum of perspectives that had had enough of a degenerate network of power-grabbers claiming they knew what they were doing.
Two years later the Constitutional Assembly included, for the first time in Brazilian history, Indigenous Peoples who had been building alliances and proving to be multifaceted geniuses. Not only did they overcome the rabid genocide (various branches having overtly stated that there WOULD BE NO INDIANS BY the year 2000), but inspired an entire generation of academics as cross-educated peoples and white allies pushed through Article 231 and other provisions on the rights of Indians.
Some day somewhere, someone will translate the Figueredo Report, generated during the dictatorship and thought to be lost forever, only one copy of which was found in the basement of the Museo do Indo, which documents some of the crimes against indigenous peoples during the " years of lead". The ultimate " externalized costs" of mother earth, human cultures and lives without which predatory capitalism cannot survive.
"We don't make mistakes"
Its hard to imagine just how invigorating and inspirational it is when these are actually grasped... because it happens so rarely on TV