Oka! Synopsis
An American ethnomusicologist lives among Africa's Bayaka Pygmies for 25 years.
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Christian Science Monitor

By Peter Rainer
Oka! is a fascinating movie with many free-form charms.
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70

Boxoffice Magazine

By Sara Maria Vizcarrondo
OKA!, like the mysterious horn the characters hunt, is a real find.
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70

Village Voice

Oka!, a loose-limbed tapestry of cultural nuances, atmosphere, and song, is a tuneful tribute to the Bayakan spirit.
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70

Variety

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If movies were subject to sanity tests, Oka! would be a crazy old man with a three-day beard and a sock full of kruggerrands under his...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
That the filmmaker at least makes a concerted effort to tweak what in most hands would be an offensively whitewashed dark-continent parable...
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The New York Times

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If only for its portrait of a land and a fascinating culture, Oka! is worth the journey.
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50

Slant Magazine

As a film stupefied by its exotic setting, Oka! almost drops its walking stick of a plot as it wanders through the Central African...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Yearning for an exciting African adventure? Oka! isn't it.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
The plot is somewhat pedestrian and the dialogue needs more zip. But it's amusing to watch the Bayaka poke good-natured fun at the gangly...
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Captivating, transporting, spellbinding music and story

By reneeloux
this film is absolutely captivating and transporting. The story woven with the rich, complex, spellbinding music of the Bayaka tribe. The cinematography and images a visual masterpiece. beautiful,...