Four Screenings Of Song From The Forest

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The Clinton Street Theater says
“A beautiful portrait of an American who has found his calling in Africa” Nonfics

“A mesmerizing glimpse into Sarno's search for a sub-Saharan Walden” – Variety

IDFA Grand Jury Award
Lola Award Shortlist for Best Documentary

Director: Michael Obert
Country: Germany | USA | Central African Republic
Year: 2014
Runtime: 98 minutes

25 years ago, Louis Sarno, an American, heard a song on the radio and followed its melody into the Central Africa Jungle and stayed. He than recorded over 1000 hours of original BaAka music. Now he is part of the BaAka community and raises his pygmy son, Samedi. Fulfilling an old promise, Louis takes Samedi to America. On this journey Louis realizes he is not part of this globalized world anymore but globalization has also arrived in the rainforest. The BaAka depend on Louis for their survival. Father and son return to the melodies of the jungle but the question remains: How much longer will the songs of the forest be heard?
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By: The Clinton Street Theater

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