Ancestral Secrets (Ep 02: Back to the Origin)

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On Easter Island they prepare to celebrate the most important festival of the year: La Tapati. An ancient Polynesian ritual of dance, song and competition. But for the first time in decades, this event will have no tourists. The island, closed for isolation due to the pandemic, will celebrate in an intimate way as it was done ancestrally. And the camera will be the only one that will record. The Nua Ika Pakarati will descend to the Rano Kau volcano to collect the “Matu’a pua’a” (Polypodium scolopendria), a fern that only grows there and is in danger of extinction. She will prepare it in a healing rite for the inhabitants of the island.

La Ventana Cine
Directed by: 
Jota Loyola Crovetto
Chile / Colombia
6x52' or 12x26'
Spanish / (English Subtitles)