GHOSTS OF OUR FOREST
52' | English version | HD
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 living guiding tourists along the Batwa Trail. 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. Ghosts of our Forest is a sensitive portrayal of a people whose physical connection to nature has been forcefully severed but remains alive through song and story.
- Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2017: Official Selection
- Big Sky Documentary Film Festival 2017: Official Selection
Produced by: Loud Roar Productions
World excluding English Canada and NITV (Australia)