Russell’s virtuosic sort-of road movie (and feature-length debut) hinges upon ten extended, free-roaming Steadicam takes that put this technology, most commonly associated with big-budget Hollywood cinema, in the service of a radical, unorthodox approach to documentary. Russell chronicles the trek of two unnamed brothers as they roam from the Surinamese capital of Paramaribo, retracing the journey undertaken by their ancestors to escape Dutch slavery some 300 years prior. In this almost uncategorizable act of nonfiction filmmaking, ethnography and mythology fuse to conjure a vision at once historical and cosmic.