OKA! (2011)

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OKA! is a fish-out-of-water tale of a ethnomusicologist from New Jersey who finds himself immersed in the colorful lives of the Bayake pygmies. Based on the memoir by ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno, who has lived with the pygmies for over 20 years, OKA! transports audiences to the vast forest of the Central African Republic into the magical world of the Bayaka and lyrically captures their music, dance, humor and exuberance, as well as the harsh realities they endure. -- (C) DADA Films

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Louis Sarno, Lavinia Currier, Suzanne Stroh
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 22, 2013
Box Office: $10.0k
Runtime:
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Critic Reviews for OKA!

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (9)

It's a pleasant, if slow-moving, trip down a lazy river.

Full Review… | January 20, 2012
Washington Post
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The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip.

Full Review… | October 27, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
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Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.

Full Review… | October 14, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
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Yearning for an exciting African adventure? "Oka!" isn't it.

Full Review… | October 14, 2011
New York Post
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What's refreshing about Oka! is its aversion to any kind of cliches.

Full Review… | October 14, 2011
Variety
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If only for its portrait of a land and a fascinating culture, "Oka!" is worth the journey.

Full Review… | October 13, 2011
New York Times
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