GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST

GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST

    Price: $350.00

    Code: 2564
    Format: DVD

    Directed by Daniel Roher
    2017, 65 minutes
    Purchase $350 | Classroom rental: $125




    In 1992, the indigenous pygmy Batwa people of Uganda were forcefully removed from their ancestral homes by the government to protect the endangered gorilla population. Left with no compensation or resettlement plans, most Batwa people now live in poverty, forced to make a living by guiding tourists through their old homes. With the Batwa population rapidly dwindling, 24-year-old Gad Semejeri starts the Batwa Music Club. By singing and dancing the spiritual and traditional songs that speak out against the injustices the tribe has endured, the band hopes to retain and reclaim their cultural heritage. Deftly weaving rapturous tales of traditional life from Batwa elders, stories of the Batwa Music Club’s daily struggle for survival, and original songs performed by the band, Ghosts of Our Forest is a remarkably sensitive and intimate portrayal of a people whose physical connection to nature has been forcefully severed but remains alive through song and story.

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    OFFICIAL SELECTION - HotDocs 2017
    OFFICIAL SELECTION - Big Sky Documentary Film Festival