Song from the Forest

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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.

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Details

Country of Production
Germany

Year of Production
2013

Format
DCP, HDCam

Length
52 / 97 min

Director
Michael Obert

Production
Tondowski Films and Friends in co-production with Ma.ja.de. Filmproduktion and WDR

Original Language
Yaka, English

Subtitles
English

Festivals / Awards

IDFA 2013 (VPRO IDFA Award for Best Feature-Length Documentary)
ZagrebDox 2014
South by Southwest (SXSW) FF Austin 2014
Thessaloniki IDF 2014
Cleveland IFF 2014
It’s All True IDF 2014 (opening film)
DOXA Vancouver IDF 2014
DOK.fest Munich 2014
DocAviv FF 2014
Planete+ Doc FF Warsaw 2014
Documentary Edge FF 2014
Shanghai IFF 2014
Moscow IFF 2014
Melbourne IFF 2014
Bergen IFF 2014
Zurich IFF 2014
BFI London IFF 2014
Viennale 2014
Minsk IFF 2014
Palm Springs IFF 2015
Deutscher Dokumentarfilmpreis 2015