Delighted to announce that our short documentary which was shot last year in Uganda will be premiering on the Guardian on 11th June. Have a look at the trailer above. This was a fantastic project to be involved in and such a great learning experience. We are hugely grateful to everyone who has helped us with this project.
The Batwa tribe have shared the forests of Uganda with mountain gorillas for millennia. In 2014, Oscar-nominated documentary Virunga exposed threats to gorillas in neighbouring Congo. In Uganda, gazetting of these forests has seen tourism boom and gorilla numbers rise, but at great cost to the Batwa. Forcibly evicted from their home without compensation or land, they face a desperate struggle for survival.
To learn more about the Batwa and community tourism in Uganda please follow these links:
United Organisation for Batwa Development in Uganda uobdu.wordpress.com/
Volcanoes Safaris Partnership Trust volcanoessafaris.com/non-profit/