In Colombia, the “whites” think that the Indian of Amazonia does not feel anything because there are no words in his language to express feelings. Is it possible that a whole people feel nothing and have no words to speak of love? Director Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento, himself a descendant of an almost extinct indigenous Colombian community, went to meet the Cácuas, to talk about their feelings, their loves, their loneliness. In doing so, he reconnected with his own Indianness.
About the director:
Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento. Director, scriptwriter. Born in 1987 in Bogota. He left Colombia when he was 19 to continue his education in Europe. He studied fine arts in France for three years then entered the IAD film school in Belgium (Institut des Arts de Diffusion). In 2018 he finished his master’s degree with his graduation film “Simon cries”. “Adieu Sauvage” is his first feature-length documentary.