I took this photo while crossing the man-made Brokopondo Lake in Suriname in a motorized dug-out canoe on January 28, 2009. I was traveling with the local Boslanti drum band, Jung Djote Bala, to a performance for a burial ceremony. The lake was created when a hydro-electric dam was built, flooding the Saakiki and Saramaccan peoples homelands and forcing them to relocate. Now, the families live divided, some of them residing on the north end of the lake and others on the south. The tree trunks seen poking through the water like toothpicks cover the lake. They the remnants of the jungle that once flourished here, and that now is covered in over 40 feet of water.