Song From The Forest

Photo: Baaka camp © Siri Klug
  • event type:WOMEX 14 Film Screening
  • date:25 Oct 2014
  • time:13:00
  • city/area:Santiago de Compostela, Galicia
  • venue:Cidade da Cultura
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts

Directed by Michael Obert

Production Company Alexandre Tondowski, Tondowski Films (Germany) | Co-Production Company Heino Deckert Majade Filmproduktion (Germany) | Producer Ira Tondowski, Tondowski Films & Friends (Germany), Alex Tondowski, Tondowski Films & Friends (Germany) | Assoc. Producer Percy Vogel, Saul Schwarz | Camera Siri Klug | Editor Wiebke Grundler | Sound Engineer Marian Mentrup | Music Supervisor David Rothenberg | Hammersnail (England) | Production Year 2013 | Recorded Central African Republic, USA | Musical Style Ethnic music | Source video/audio HD / Dolby surround 5.1 | Duration 96'

As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He followed the mysterious sounds back to the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers in the central African rainforest, and never left. Today, twenty-five years later he is a fully accepted member of the Bayaka society and has a 13 year old son, Samedi. For Louis the time has come to fulfill an old promise, and so father and son travel together from the African rainforest to another jungle, one of concrete, glass, and asphalt: to New York City. A modern epic set between rainforest and skyscrapers. (Photo: Baaka camp by Siri Klug)