Song from the Forest

Song from the Forest

Michael Obert

Germany

2013

97 min.



Song From the Forest documents the life of the US citizen Louis Sarno who has lived with the Bayaka pygmies in the Central African jungle for the past 25 years. When Louis leaves with his son by his Bayaka wife Samedi for a journey to New York City, his seemingly utopian world goes off kilter. In a moving epic, Michael Obert sensitively draws the portrait of an exceptional person between two cultures, between giant forest trees and skyscrapers.

Festivals:

IDFA 2013, Best Feature Length Documentary Award
South by Southwest (SXSW) 2014
Thessaloniki IDF 2014
DocAviv 2014
ZagrebDOX 2014
Dok.Fest 2014

Credits

Director: Michael Obert

Cinematography: Siri Klug

Editing: Wiebke Grundler

Producers: Alexandre Tondowski, Ira Tondowski (Tondowski Films and Friends GmbH & Co KG)

Trailer

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Screenings

Date
Time
Location
Additional info
2014 10 25
18:00
Multikino
(2 salė), Vilnius
Q&A after the screening
2014 10 26
18:00
Pasaka
(Didžioji salė), Vilnius
Q&A after the screening
2014 11 08
19:30
M. Žilinsko dailės galerija

(Nepriklausomybės a. 12, Kaunas)

, Kaunas

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