Along an overgrown railtrack south of the Zairen town Kisangani, ex-Stanleyville, an expedition of the UN discovers “lost” refugees. They are eighty thousand Hutus from far away Rwanda. The last survivors of three years of hunger and armed persecution that transpired throughout the vast Congo basin.
The film traces those refugees into the heart of the rainforest, follows the hopeless attempts of help. It goes to enigmatic places where massacres had happened only the night before. Nobody knows who was shooting. —http://www.geyrhalterfilm.com
Hubert Sauper (b. 27 July 1966, Kitzbühel, Tyrol, Austria) is a documentary filmmaker best known for the highly controversial Darwin’s Nightmare (2004) which was nominated for an Academy Award. While In 2003 Nile perch earned 169 million Euros in sales to the EU, large scale fishing operations have displaced many local people from their traditional occupations in the fishing trade and brought them into the cash economy.
Sauper has lived in the UK, Italy, and the USA and now lives in France. He studied film directing in universities in Vienna and France. He teaches film classes in Europe and the USA.
He acted in several short films and two feature length films: In The Circle Of The Iris, directed by Peter Patzak, (with Philippe Léotard), and Blue Distance, directed by Peter Schreiner.
His two latest documentaries have received twelve International Film Prizes. —Wikipedia