In 1968, the winds of independence began to blow over Papua New Guinea. Leonard, an English anthropologist filmmaker, was invited by the country’s newest university to make a film about exceptional tapa (bark cloth), painted by the women of a village lost in the mountain heights. He is accompanied by his young Dutch wife, Rika, who befriends a group of foreign academics and young Papuan intellectuals.
This meeting will change their lives. Why and how? This is what the next generation is trying to unravel in 2005, thirty years after the independence of this country that has always fascinated the European imagination, particularly that of the surrealists, but which it will have to demystify.