It is a cinematic journey. We pass men and women bathing, fishing, washing clothes. All along the riverbank, wherever there are villages, children are playing in the water. They yell “mundélé” (Lingala for white person) and they wave. Fishermen pull in their nets. A mother paddles her children home from school. Thatched-roof huts, some on stilts, are a stone’s throw away. A row of palm trees appears, its branches riddled with bird nests, thirty, maybe forty. Image by Jon Sawyer. Democratic Republic of Congo, 2013.