Guests of Space explores the first encounter between the Nukak Maku people and the white man in 1988. “We were very afraid of the white men because we thought that they were cannibals,” says Kirari, the tribe’s oldest man. Known as the last nomads to be contacted in South America, the Nukak Maku have lived a nomadic existence in the tropical forests of Southern Colombia for centuries. But today the Amazon lands that sustain the tribe are being overrun by Colombia’s drug war and the Nukak have been forced to relocate outside their territory. This film observes the collision of two alien worlds where settlers, missionaries, armed groups and Colombia’s drug war unexpectedly meet and confront.
Alba Mora Roca is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a graduated student at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. She was awarded with the prestigious “La Caixa” Fellowship in 2008 and has worked four years as a freelance producer in Barcelona. She assisted in the development and production of the award-winning films “Utopia 79“ and “El Perdon” and served as a multimedia shooter for Nanouk Films. Born and raised in Girona, Spain, Alba Mora Roca studied Audiovisual Communication at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Memories Without Rememberers (2004), Je Ne Suis Pas Moi Meme (2006), The Urban Indigenous (2009), Guests of Space (2010)