Vadim VITOVTSEV
Вадим ВИТОВЦЕВ
Vadim VITOVTSEV
Russia, 2016, 45mn 
documentary
In the Shade of the BigTrees
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В тени больших деревьев

 

 A l'ombre des grands arbres

 V teni bolshikh dereviev

 
Directed by : Vadim VITOVTSEV (Вадим ВИТОВЦЕВ)
Writing credits : Vadim VITOVTSEV (Вадим ВИТОВЦЕВ)
Cinematography : Aleksandr KIPER (Александр КИПЕР), Vyacheslav KRASAKOV (Вячеслав КРАСАКОВ)
 

Plot synopsis
Central African Republic. Under the tutelary vault of the luxuriant tropical forests, lives the tribe of the smallest people of the planet, the Baka pygmies. Like hundreds of years ago, they hunt and gather fruits from the big trees. They pray to the spirits of the forest and teach their children to respect nature by taking only what is necessary. But little by little, their traditional way of life changes under the pressure of the culture of the "Big World".
 

Selected in the following festivals :
- International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana", Perm (Russia), 2017
- Baikal Festival : People and Environment, Irkutsk (Russia), 2017
- International Human Rights Film Festival, Moscow (Russia), 2016
- International Art Documentary Film Festival "Artdocfest", Moscow (Russia), 2016