DIRECTOR: Dana Ziyasheva
WRITERS: Dana Ziyasheva
STARRING: Carmen Romero Palacios, Arman Darbo, Beatriz Brenes
COUNTRY: Costa Rica, France
LANGUAGE: Spanish and English
American Teenager Feb’s anthropologist mother takes him to the Costa Rican rain forest for his summer break. Preoccupied by her academic approach to the study of the local indigenous Ngäbe people she nearly misses the lesson to be learned right under their roof.
Her Hostess Doña Carmen struggles to pass on her tribe’s traditional ways of life. According to the ancient tradition, tribe matriarch Doña Carmen must marry her only granddaughter Esmeralda soon after her first blood ritual. Seventy-year-old shaman Don Claudio lays his claim to the girl, but all the youngster wants to do is sing and play with Feb. The two worlds collide with a ceremony that will bring its victim to the Police and the culprit to Heaven… Now who is to decide if it’s a hideous crime or a noble battle for survival of an ancient civilization?