These films were chosen based on curiosity, fascination, and the significance of encounters that the TRAJECTORIA project produced; further, these films offer an opportunity to exhibit the work of a very important school of anthropology and ethnographic filmmaking. LISA is an educational centre and a creative and innovative space for exchange between anthropologists, ethnologists, musicians, and artists from Brazil and abroad. In this environment, the filmmakers of both films learned how to leave space for improvisation, engage with collaborative methods, and deepen the anthropological reflection in their films. Consequently, both films are led by strong protagonists that together with the filmmakers/anthropologists are involved in collaborative and politically engaged practices. In Tabuluja (Wake Up!), Shambuyi Wetu, a Congolese artist and performer living in São Paulo, is the co-author of the film, while in New York, just another city, Patrícia Ferreira Pará Yxapy, an indigenous leader and filmmaker herself, serves as the film’s protagonist and an active collaborator. In both cases, the films are named by and after the main characters’ political leanings. New York, just another city is Pará Yxapy’s statement that New York is just a regular city created to the standards of the white man, whereas Tabuluja expresses Wetu’s demand for people to ‘wake up!’ to the racism and colonialism he reacts to as he visits the Museu Afro Brasil.