Ghosts Of Our Forest, African Tribe Documentary

By Mikel Fair



An African Tribe Documentary By Daniel Roher

Ghosts Of Our Forest, is an African Tribe Documentary directed by Daniel Roher. This film is a 2017 Official Selection of the Oregon Documentary Film Festival. This African Tribe Documentary was also nominated for the Best Cinematography Award. This film on the Film Festival Circuit introduces the viewer to the musical and culturally rich, Batwa tribe. Furthermore, the personalities of the people in this film touched and inspired Oregon Documentary Film Festival judges. The story of a tribe without a home is common in Africa and is an unfortunate situation. Despite these conditions, the Batwa tribe is surviving in any way that they can.


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Review Of The Ghosts Of Our Forest Documentary Film

I was touched by the story about an African tribe that lost their home overnight. Furthermore, I feel the way they are trying to survive in today's world is heartbreaking. When I watch this African Tribe Documentary Film, I really feel for the children in this story. It makes me wonder how their lives will be in the future. The film features vivid images, great music and a story by Daniel Roher. The film unfolds in an hour, but it feels like fifteen minutes to me.



Ghosts Of Our Forest, Film Synopsis

First of all, in 1992, pressure from international conservation groups to protect the great forests of Uganda mounted. As a result, the indigenous Batwa tribe was forcefully removed from their ancestral home by the Ugandan government. Probably, one of the most ecologically diverse places on earth. Most noteworthy, the Bwindi impenetrable forest nurtured the Batwa. Therefore, in turn, the tribe worshiped all that it gave them. Finally, upon eviction, the Batwa received nothing in the way of compensation. Even more, without support this African Tribe Documentary Film illustrates why they are struggling.



Mikel Fair

Mikel Fair

From 1999-2015 I worked on location in the television and film industry as a location sound mixer, production manager and field producer. I have also worked in post production as an editor, post sound mixer and composer. Today, I am the Director of Film Festival Circuit LLC, a US based company that manages international film festival events in Texas and Oregon. Our team is passionate about showcasing new independent films, videos, series episodes, screenplays and teleplays of all genres.

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