The Saturday event will always remain in my memory as a highlight because there was such a rare and special confluence of people and place. Some of you were a part of this project even before it had a name, others have furthered the project since it had its first name of Women of the Falls, others have come to it at the present time, but all of you are instrumental in making its completion a reality and in rescuing the endangered culture and language not just of the Kamarakoto but of all the Pemón people.
The 22 min. of finished film played well, ending with the first interview in Pemón language. It was a treat to hear people’s response to the interview of the 114 year-old woman who made us all laugh. The film sported new titles by designer Mayra Morrison.
The Q&A was most interesting with questions that went deep into the nature of the Kamarakoto culture and the process of the making of the film. Everyone expressed their delight and understood the intricacy of the project, which is otherwise hard to explain.
Marianna Morrison, a recent graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, donated exquisite Venezuelan tapas.
To those of you who were unable to come but still were so very generous I am especially grateful. We certainly have to find a way for you to see the film soon.
I will keep you posted on the progress of the film.