Director: Martin Butler & Bentley Dean (First Footprints, A Sense of Self)
Winner: Best Director, Directors Guild of Australia, 2016 Nominated: Oscars, 2017
A Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world’s last true tribal societies. The people of Yakel, a remote community, high in the mountain rainforests near a spitting volcano, have rejected colonial and Christian influences in favour of their traditional system of laws and beliefs. Their customs and lifestyle have changed little for centuries. The story of a sister’s loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.