Through the unlikely friendship of shaman Aman Paska and the director, an epic journey takes place from the Indonesian jungle to the roaring modernity of Jakarta. For more than 15 years, Amundsen records a historical paradigm shift. Over the years, the romantic harmony begins to break down. The Mentawai, indigenous to the jungle, became eager for modern amenities. This intimate, optimistic, warm and comic film is also thought-provoking. It questions how we should shape our future. Aspirations and ambitions are not Western privileges, neither are greed and lust. This film challenges the conventional wisdom about pure and virtuous tribes seeking to protect themselves from modern possibilities.
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Screening followed by a discussion and Q&A (30min) :
Speaker: Audun Amundsen (director)