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BAKA

Belgium / France, 1995 (MIFF 1996, Documenta)

Director: Thierry Knauff

This exceedingly beautiful anthropological film observes and exhalts the life of the Baka Pygmies who live in the forests of South-East Cameroon. The languid flow of the picture allows the viewer to become engrossed, to get a sense of the gentle pace of these people's lives. Exceptional sound quality and elegant black and white photography add to the enjoyment of observing the minutae of Baka life. Don't miss fantastic scene where the men of the village beat/splash a rhythm out of the forest stream. This film celebrates the simplest |oys of life. (KH)

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