A tough and adventurous youth documentary film and series about children growing up deep in the jungle of Suriname, South America. A mysterious world full of rituals and forest gods, of which Mavungu is the most important for children. Mavungu watches over the children in this exciting world full of venomous snakes and piranhas, where the day consists of swinging on vines, canoeing the rapids, fishing and hunting, eating iguanas and attending school… in another language.

Director: Mirjam Marks
Scriptcoach: Lies Janssen

Producer: Tangerine Tree
Broadcaster: VPRO, 2023

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