Spirits of the Congo

Spirits of the Congo


Original title: Espíritus del Congo
Production: Explora Films; Azafrán
Country: Spain
Director: Fernando González Sitges
Script: Fernando González Sitges
Year: 2012
Duration: 52
Genre: Nature documentary
Color: Color
Original language: Spanish
Languages available: English; Spanish
Subtitles: No
Keywords: Anthropology, antropología

Synopsis:

 Few places in the world are so little-known as the impenetrable jungles of the Congo. Deep in the jungle, the stories of explorers, journalists, scientists, and missionaries, stories that seem to spring from fevers and the imagination, gradually take shape. The legends come alive when the Baaka Pygmies guide our cameras into the lush vegetation to show us the reality behind the myths. Genocidal kings, living dinosaurs, peaceful giants, demonic killers… the spirits of the jungle are backed by rational explanations with scientific and historical analysis. Although such analysis may reveal that the reality is much more terrible than the fantasy of the legends.


Awards:

- New York Wildlife Conservation Film Festival 2013 (Award Winner for Best Ecosystem / Habitat Category)
- 29 Festival de Ménigoute 2013 (Prix des Clubs Connaître et Protéger la Nature)
- Sichuan TV's Gold Panda Awards for Documentary 2013 (Most Innovative in Nature & Environment - Nomination)

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