FORCED
OUT OF
THE FOREST

Batwa: The Lost Tribe of Uganda

2018

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The Batwa tribe was forced to leave their land by government authorities in Uganda.

 

Removed from their forest dwellings by government authorities in order to establish the Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks in Uganda, the Batwa pygmies now live in slums around Kisoro, a town which sees tourists stream through each year to visit the parks, which were created to protect the country’s endangered mountain gorillas. While conservation tourism booms, however, most Batwa are considered ultra poor, have extremely low life expectancy, and have been struggling to have their rights recognised for three decades.

Team

Pedro Ramírez Paz

Tomas Benito

Santiago Risco

Delivered

Raw footage

Medium video (5-20′)

Photos
 

Equipment

Zeiss Planar T* 50mm f/1.4

Canon 1Dx

Canon 5D mkIII

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8

Canon 14mm f/2.8

Canon 650D