SONG FROM THE FOREST

2014 Alumni

Expected to Attend: Michael Obert, Producer Alex Tondowski, Music Supervisor David Rothenberg,film subjects Jim Jarmusch, Sara Driver, Wanda Boeke, Steven Sarno

NYC PREMIERE Drawn to the Central African Republic to study the songs of the Bayaka pygmies 25 years ago, American musicologist Louis Sarno abandoned modern civilization to join the tribe and start a family. Fulfilling a long-standing promise to show his teenager, Samedi, the world, father and son trade the rainforest for the concrete jungle and travel to New York City, visiting family and friends like Louis’s college roommate, director Jim Jarmusch. While Samedi takes it all in, Louis, surprisingly, is the one who becomes the fish out of water.

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Official Site: http://www.thefilmcollaborative.org/films/songfromtheforest
On Twitter: songftforest
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/songfromtheforest
Director: MICHAEL OBERT
Producer: Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowski
Cinematographer: Siri Klug
Editor: Wiebke Grundler
Music: Timo Selengia
Running Time: 96
Language: English, Bayaka
Country: Germany
Year: 2014