Enet Yapai, an Ambonwari Girl

Daniela Vávrová
25 minutes


The film is an experiment of a subtle and non-predictable interaction between Enet Yapai, a video camera, and the director, Daniela Vávrová.

Enet Yapai was six years old when I met her for the first time in 2005. Two years later I returned to Ambonwari village, East Sepik Province, Papua New Guinea. Between November 2007 and April 2008 I followed Enet and her mother Alexia on their way to process sago, catch fish, or collect grass for baskets and mats. Enet 'entered' the camera in a way which we both found amusing and rewarding.