Deep in the heart of the Congolese rainforest live the Aka, a community which has survived with almost no contact with the outside world for generations. The film centres on the story of Akaya and Kengole, a young couple struggling to have a child while also revealing a portrait of the tight-knit community that surrounds them. The focus is a story about love, faith, and community, which is being threatened by the expansion of international tree logging companies.
Director Linda Vastrik worked on the film for seven years. Living with the Aka for extended periods of time, she gains their friendship and we are introduced to their mythological gods, the dancing spirits. This film is a rare and stunning insight into a unique society.
After the film we will be joined for a Q&A with Director Linda Västrik, via skype.
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Official Selection: IDFA 2013