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March 4, 2016 8:00 PM

Gone with the River/Lo que lleva el rio – Venezuela, Dramatic Feature, 2015, 104 minutes, in Warao and Spanish with English Subtitles


Beautifully filmed in the Orinoco River delta in northeastern Venezuela, Gone with the River presents Dauna, a Warao woman, and the back story over three decades of her transition from a young woman reared in a traditional way into a national leader. Eager for education, she is befriended by a priest and goes to school. She also plans a life in her community with her future husband, Tarsicio. Perhaps not quite understanding the consequences, she struggles to carve out a modern identity for herself, with some tragic outcome. Through the story of one woman who persists, the film looks thoughtfully at the way many Indigenous women and men have had to confront the interface between cultures life presents them.

Director: Mario Crespo

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