La Bonga

Catapult Grantee

Twenty years ago, the village of La Bonga received a death threat that triggered the entire community to flee. Most haven’t returned since and over time their homes have disintegrated into the jungle. La Bonga now lives solely through stories. Only Maria de los Santos has tried to rebuild a life there, making the 3 hour walk back and forth on her own. Her deepest fears are that she will die away from La Bonga and that her children will never truly know where they’re from.