«Small people. Big trees» in official selection of «Artdocfest»

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«Small people. Big trees» in official selection of «Artdocfest»

November 26, 2016


Long-awaited russian premiere of the documentary «Small people. Big trees» directed by Vadim Vitovtsev and Olga Michi will take place at «Artdocfest».

During two months of festival journey the film has already was shown at the film festivals at Hot-Springs, Portland, Las-Vegas, Kuala-Lumpur, Brno. Just recently was happened the Polish premiere of the film in Warshaw, now it's time for Moscow.  

The story of the film has begun several years ago when Olga Michi being a photographer travelled to Central African Repubplic to shot forest elephants. During the expedition she got acquianted with the local linguist scholar Luis Sarno. In his turn he welcomed her to the Baaka pygmees  — the smallest people in the world. At the time Luis has been studying the language and culture of Baaka for 15 years. During one conversation he told Olga that this tribe will soon disapper if nothing is done along with the other forest inhabitants and the forests themselves. Olga came back to Moscow and decided anyhow to draw attention to the problem of «small people» and their «big trees». So this os how the film «Small people. Big trees» appeared.


The premier will take place on the 3d of December in «Octyabr» cinema. The tickets are available on the official website https://karofilm.ru/

Congratualtions to the film crew with the Russian premiere at on of the most prestigious documentary film festivals in Russia. We invite all those who are attracted to doc films. «Small people. Big trees» is a rare example of the poetic movie which can't be missed.


В тени больших деревьев / Small People. Big Trees

45 minutes, documentary, Russia, 2016

Directed by Vadim Vitovtsev






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