Painted Spirits

In the vast wilderness of the rainforest in southern Venezuela, near the origin of the Orinoco, live Yanomanmi Indians, the most isolated nation in South America.
Their own language reflects this isolation with the word "nape" which translates means something like "those that are foreign, urban and dangerous". This film travels this long and isolated path to capture a creative and cultural encounter. With the increased extraction of natural resources in the rainforest, they are forced to retreat deeper into their living space. The very existence of the Yanomami is under serious threat. The objective of the project was to interact with the people in an artistic way to obtain insights to their mystical heritage and to draw attention to the plight of the Yanomami.