servitude, Damiana was later handed over to German anthropologists for examination and study. On her death at 14 years of age, her corpse was broken apart, with body parts sent to Argentina's La Plata Natural History Museum and her skull sent to Berlin for further scientific study. It was only in 2012 that Damiana’s remains were returned to her land and people, where she was finally buried following traditional customs and rituals. Director Moujan tells this heart-wrenching story with compassion and respect for both Damiana and the Aché. The film moves seamlessly between the past and present using archival images, among them two ghostly photographs of Damiana months before her death, and narration by those who worked to bring her home. The layered result is a condemnation not only colonialism but more importantly of science that ignores humanity. Although difficult to watch, the film is recommended. More movie reviews of the documentations: -
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