DVD - 2013
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Twenty-five years ago, ethnomusicologist Louis Sarno traveled from New Jersey to the forests of Central Africa to record the music of the Bayaka Pygmies. He fell in love with the people, their music, their lifestyle-and a local girl. Despite his failing health and the harsh realities of life in the village, he follows the Bayaka into the heart of the forest. A true story of strength and bravery, uniquely capturing the spirit of a people with music, humor, and love.
Publisher: [United States] : Well Go USA, 2013
Branch Call Number: DVD Oka
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 105 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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kevfarley Sep 26, 2014

Its like being on a super-authentic budget backbacker adventure,.. but without being surrounded and plagued by hawkers.

theorbys Mar 20, 2014

It's a strange story in a strange land and well worth watching a film that tells such an unusual story.

Nov 04, 2013

I have to say I am slightly disappointed by Oka! Perhaps it is the acting, or perhaps it is the pace. Somehow I feel something is lacking in this tale of survival of a white man in unfamiliar environment. The shooting on-location in central Africa gives the film some redeeming value.


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