SONG FROM THE FOREST

SONG FROM THE FOREST

96 min

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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.

Director: MICHAEL OBERT
Producer: Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowski
Cinematographer: Siri Klug
Editor: Wiebke Grundler
Music: Timo Selengia
Language: English, Bayaka
Country: Germany
Year: 2014