Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis
Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis
Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis
Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis
Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis
Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis
Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis

Anuktatop: The Metamorphosis

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    • IDFA: International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam
    • International Environmental Film Festival - *Special Jury Prize*
    • Ecofalante Environmental Film Festival

“It is with a life-saving impulse that this film invents the possibility of another culture.” –  Cahiers du Cinéma 

This visually stunning documentary profiles the Wayana people of French Guiana, an indigenous tribe with an intense spiritual connection to its pristine habitat, and explores contemporary life in the face of inevitable change. 


Down on the banks of the Maroni River, Little Derreck's imagines himself a heroic warrior. His quotidian life is intertwined with his culture's ancient tales of heroism. His older sister Sylvana has dreams of her own, impossible love with a native of a different tribe. Their grandmother, Malilou, experiences time in vivid recollections of her youth in the 1950s. Anuktatop, the word for metamorphosis in Wayana, provides a unique glimpse into the Wayana universe and its particular conceptions of history and time, understanding that mingles with memories of the elders and the imaginations of the youth.

Ruminations on time and change reveal a deeper yearning for the tribe's ancient spiritual traditions, which they sense may be slipping away. The Wayana consider the Amazonian forest as the space where the boundary between dream world and ordinary world is the most uncertain. They sense being pushed and also pulled away from their ancestral home, by forces of the modern world.  To move away from the forest is to lose something, and yet there is a sense of its inevitability. They contemplate on what makes one a real Wayana, and how this will this change in the future. 

Anuktatop documents this native culture, and explores its particular conceptions of itself.

 

105 minutes, in French-Wayana, with English subtitles.

Directed by: Nicolas Pradal, Pierre Selvini

  
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