Dauna. Lo que lleva el río (Gone with the River). 2015. Venezuela. Directed by Mario Crespo. Screenplay by Crespo, Isabel Lorenz. In Warao, Spanish; English subtitles. 104 min.
With Yordana Medrano, Diego Armando Salazar, Eddie Gómez. Independent-minded Dauna craves knowledge and wants to explore the world beyond northeastern Venezuela's Orinoco Delta, which her indigenous Warao tribe has called home for generations. Married to her childhood sweetheart and expected by her community to adhere to a traditional life, Dauna struggles to fit into two worlds—and pays a price for her quest to be a free spirit. In a tale spanning three decades, Cuban-Venezuelan director Mario Crespo and a cast of nonprofessional actors capture the timeless beauty of Warao life.