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GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST

DOCUMENTARY

  • Adventure

  • 52'
    ENGLISH VERSION ONLY

    HD - M & E

    In 1992, the pygmy Batwa people of Uganda were forcefully removed by the government from their ancestral homes in the forest, to protect the habitat of the endangered gorilla population. Left with no compensation or resettlement plans, most Batwa people today live in poverty and now make a living guiding tourists along the Batwa Trail, putting on show-and-tell performances of their former way of life for money. To "uplift" his people, 24-year-old Gad Semejeri has formed the Batwa Music Club, singing and dancing the spiritual and traditional music of the Batwa. This film is a sensitive portrayal of a people whose physical connection to nature has been forcefully severed but remains alive through song and story.

    Produced by: Load Roar Productions 2017

    World outside English Canada