In Colombia, the “whites” think that the Indian of Amazonia does not feel anything because there are no words in his language to express feelings. Is it possible that a whole people feel nothing and have no words to speak of love? Director Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento, himself a descendant of an almost extinct indigenous Colombian community, went to meet the Cácuas, to talk about their feelings, their loves, their loneliness. In doing so, he reconnected with his own Indianness.
With humor and tenderness, the Cácuas try to teach him what it is to be a native. This initiatory quest is an emotional x-ray of an entire people.


Cinéma du réel, France
Ann Arbor, USA
DOK.fest München, Allemagne
Etonnants voyageurs, France
DOC-Cévennes, France
Brussels international film festival, Belgique
Soleluna, Italie
Galway Film Fleadh, Irlande
FaitoDoc, Italie
Etats Généraux du Film Documentaire de Lussas, France
Festival de cinéma de Douarnenez, France
Festival Biarritz Amérique latine
Zurich Film Festival, Suisse
EDOC Festival, Equateur
Festival Jean Carmet, France
Le chien qui aboie- Panorama du cinéma colombien, France
La PROVINZIALE – Filmfest Eberswalde, Allemagne
Festival international du film documentaire d’Amazonie
Astra film festival, Roumanie
Festival International du film des droits humains de Guadeloupe
Rendezvous With Madness Festival, Canada
Message to Man, Russie

Awards and Mentions

Prix des bibliothèques, Cinéma du Réel
Best documentary award, Ann Arbor
Mention spéciale, DOK.fest München
Mention, BELDOCS
Prix du jury, prix du public, prix Fipresci, Brussels international film festival
Meilleur film + mention spéciale jury jeune, Soleluna
Meilleur film + prix du public + mention spéciale jury jeune, FaitoDoc
Prix du meilleur documentaire, Festival Biarritz Amérique latine
Prix du jury étudiant, Le chien qui aboie- Panorama du cinéma colombien

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