The University of Iowa

Central African Republic Film List

Title: Le Silence de la Foret  (2003)
Format: VHS
Run Time: 93 min.
Description: "In a fascinating twist on the old story of Westerners' encounters with 'exotic' African cultures, Le Silence de la Foret focuses instead on what happens when a European-educated African interacts with the mythic rainforest people incorrectly and pejoratively known as 'pygmies'. It is about the difficulty for even the most well-intentioned person to know and respect the 'other.'
Genre: Drama