Journey to Santa Rosa de Amanadona

THE JOURNEY TO SANTA ROSA DE AMANADONA

cinema-documentary in development

SYNOPSIS

Dixon, a former Venezuelan stuntman, actor and clown lives in a house at the sea near Caracas with his wife and son. When his mother dies, he inherits her weekly “Animal Lottery”, a meeting point of the indigenous of Puerto Ayacucho in the Venezuelan amazon region. Her death triggers his urge to rediscover his ancestral indigenous roots.

He wants to go back to his mother’s deserted village, Santa Rosa de Amanadona. Rumours say that sometimes - at night - voices of past life can still be heard there and Dixon wants to record them. This puts him into a dilemma as his wife has no interest in going back to live in the Amazon. But he is determined to go on this journey not only into a vanished past, but also up the Orinoco River and deep into the Amazon Forest. He wants to rediscover his roots and pass on this connection to his son Maxi.

He assembles an eclectic group, of friends and family like his cousins, who are part of his stilts-walkers group called “canillas largas” (long legs) as well as the openly gay singer Adalberto and the albino Mariachi singer Arturo. 

THE JOURNEY TO SANTA ROSA DE AMANADONA ist ein tragisch-komischer Dokumentarfilm über eine bizarre Gruppe von Charakteren und gleichzeitig eine berührend hoffnungsvolle Reise auf der Suche nach einer entschwundenen Welt.

Photos: Edgar Moreno & Anabel Rodríguez

CREW

DIRECTED BY
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos

BUCH
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Sepp Brudermann

SCRIPT CONSULTANT
Sepp Brudermann

EDITING
Geoffrey Smith

PRODUCER
Karin Berghammer
Sepp R. Brudermann
Anabel Rodríguez Ríos
Margarita Cadenas

HERSTELLUNGSLEITUNG
Barbara Eppensteiner

PRODUCTIONCOORDINATOR
Franziska Teresa Aringer

FILMAUSHILFSKRAFT
Gloria Süß

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