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Yai Wanonabälewä

I just got back from a special sneak peek of "Yai Wanonabälewä" (translated: The Enemy God). I'm not going to tell the story or anything--visit the website if you want to learn more--but I will say this: It's good.

Granted, the film suffers from a choppy story, a few unneeded moments, and cross-fades. Despite all that, the movie is enjoyable, the cinematography good, and the acting is great! (Especially if you've recently seen The End of the Spear.)

I know, and have worked with, a couple of the guys over at 10X Productions, which is how I got in on this shindig. They are very talented: They were able to pull off a feature length film using an indigenous cast of amateurs with a huge language barrier.

If you ever get a chance to see the film, give it a "go". It may not be Hollywood, but "Hollywood" doesn't make movies with the purpose of telling the story of a people group. The Yanomamö people have been thrilled that their story is getting out to the world.

~Luke Holzmann
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