Gone With the River

Dauna is a member of the Warao tribe of the Orinoco River delta. Her thirst for education is encouraged by her family and Father Julio. As Dauna grows, her desire to experience life beyond the river grows too. Tarcisio, her childhood sweetheart, supports her, but is tied to the traditional ways of the community. Dauna fears Tarcisio will succumb to what tradition dictates, thus thwarting her ambitions and dreams.

Gone With the River (2015)




Spanish and Warao, with English subtitles




Mario Crespo

Mario Crespo

Mario Crespo

Mario Crespo was born in Cuba and studied at the University of Havana and the International School of Cinema and Television. He worked at Cuba’s National Film Institute until 1992, when he moved to Venezuela. He has directed many documentaries, fiction films and television films.

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