Song from the forest /
ein Film von Michael Obert.
[Germany] : Good!movies, ©2015.
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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[Germany] : Good!movies, ©2015.
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Writer and director, Michael Obert; producers, Alex Tondowski and Ira Tondowski; cinematographer, Siri Klug; editor, Wiebke Grundler; location sound, Timo Selengia.
Louis Sarno, Samedi Mathurin Bokombe.
As a young man, American Louis Sarno heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He followed the mysterious sounds all the way to the Central African rainforest and found their source with the Bayaka Pygmies, a tribe of hunters and gatherers. He never left. Twenty-five years later, Louis Sarno has recorded more than 1,000 hours of unique Bayaka music. He is a fully accepted member of the Bayaka society and has a 13-year-old son, Samedi. Louis travels with Samedi from the African rainforest to another jungle, one of concrete, glass, and asphalt: New York City. Together, they meet Louis' family and old friends, including his closest friend from college, Jim Jarmusch. Carried by the contrasts between rainforest and urban America, with a fascinating soundtrack and peaceful, loving imagery, Louis' and Samedi's stories are interwoven to form a touching portrait of an extraordinary man and his son.
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In English and Aka, with subtitles in German.
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DVD, PAL format, Region 2; widescreen (16:9, 1.85:1); Dolby Digital 5.1.

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