WANGKI- Il Silenzio delle Sirene (Italy, 51)
Directed by: Joana de Freitas Ginori & Matteo Vieille Rivara
Wangki is the river that separates Nicaragua from Honduras, one of the most borderlines of Central America. Here is where the indigenous Miskito people live. In what the protagonists tell us of their lives, whe hear of the environmental scourges of their land, their memories of the Sandinista guerrilla, their communal life, the figh for human rights and for the preservation of traditions. The film documentas the daily struggle of those who still believe that balance between man and nature is the only possible way forward. What happens if the sirens of Wangki stop singing?