What’s next for us and the Aka?
Our goal is to use this film to help ourselves to stop abusing the Aka. Due to our insatiable hunger for timber, minerals, gold, diamonds and wild exotic animals, the Aka are dying. Their medicines, food, home, environment, language, and future are all being destroyed by our expanding demand for more. They are being forced out of their ancestral rainforest home and given nothing in return. They suffer tremendous abuse and violence in the war-torn by the countries they inhabit and the multinational industrial interests in their forests.
What can be done by us? Our first step is to travel back to the Congo and show our film to the Aka. They deserve to get involved in a “Question and Answer” session with their audience. Since there is a tremendous desire from the audience to be involved and share with the Aka, the first step is to ask them: How can we share with you? What do you want to say in response to this film, and to your audience?