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HRAFF 2014 | Forest of the Dancing Spirits Trailer

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Buy tickets here: http://hraff.org.au/event/forest-of-the-dancing-spirits Check out the full program: http://www.hraff.org.au HRAFF on Facebook: http://on.fb.me/lrvdPW HRAFF on Twitter: http://bit.ly/16v7nSv FOREST OF THE DANCING SPIRITS | 20 May, 6.00PM, ACMI AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE + POST-FILM Q&A with the director Buy tickets here: http://hraff.org.au/event/forest-of-the-dancing-spirits The Aka tribe lives in the Congo Basin, in one of the world's last untouched rainforests. After centuries of isolation, logging companies are edging closer, threatening to destroy the land upon which they live. Amid this impending change, young couple Akaya and Kengole fail again to bear a child. As their relationship unravels, the creation myths and deeply spiritual existence of the Aka are revealed. Beautifully shot on 16mm film over seven years, director Linda Västrik captures the cycle of life in her remarkable account of a truly unique existence under threat. POST-FILM Q&A This film will be followed by a conversation with director, Linda Västrik via Skype. Linda Västrik / Sweden, Congo and Canada / 2013 / 104 minutes / Akka, Lingala, Kikongo, Swedish and French with English subtitles / Documentary Special Jury Award for First Appearance, IDFA 2013 | One World Human Rights Film Festival 2014 | Hot Docs 2013