A MESSAGE FROM OKU
1 min 40 sec
A terse testimony from the mask carver, Ban La Nying, of Oku. I met Ban La and his fellow carvers a few years before, while shooting Kumbo Kola. We came to visit him again during this project to pick up a mask for a totem film (Nzhu Jimangemi). When I asked why he carved gorillas, Ban La gave such an articulate and arresting answer that our short visit became its own film.