Mbuti Children of the Forest by Molly FeltnerKatherine A. Thichava
Recently, the United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat partnered with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to create a film festival honoring the planet. Their aim was to highlight the creative efforts of film-makers who capture the dynamic relationship between people and their environment.
This incredible film was shot by Molly Feltner of the United States. It won an honorable mention for its intimate look at the lives of the Mbuti tribe of Rwanda and the mounting pressures from war, poaching, and non-native migrants that make the Mbuti traditional way of life difficult to preserve.
Watch the video and learn more about the Mbuti and how the destruction of the forests is threatening their way of life.