When the Raven Stops Calling

(working title)

A feature length film in development.

A European filmmaker travels to West-Africa to investigate animism and herbalism, but gets more involved with ­voodoo than was intended. The personal film essay explores a spiritual dimension in the everyday and the wish for living a more simple life, while contemplating the crisis we are in. And what if developing a spiritual relationship to nature is the only way to deal with it?

Though far an experiential film – intending to bring the viewer closer to the lived experience, where the camera functions as the extension of the filmmaker’s body – there is also a personal perspective, where the narrator reflects on the situations she got herself into and why, and what it means to make a personal film, in particular aware of her privilege.