As a young man, US-born Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He followed the mysterious sounds back to the Central African rainforest, found his music with the Bayaka pygmies – and never came back. Today, 25 years later, Louis is a full member of this community of hunters and gatherers.
Louis has a son with a Bayaka woman, 13-year-old Samedi. As a baby, Samedi became seriously sick. As he lay dying, Louis held him the whole night and promised him: “If you survive, I will show you the world I come from.” Now it is time to keep his promise, and so Louis travels with his son from the African rainforest to a different jungle made of concrete– to New York City. [Synopsis courtesy of SXSW]