Film

The Flying Gold
of Arabuko



Dir / Prod / Cine / Edit 
John Davies

Composer: Madison Willing
Sound Designer: Markus Andreas
Colourist: Francis Qureshi
ACs: Jake Davison, Daniel Stuart
VO: Charo Ngumbao
Translators: Lydia Otieno, Terry Abura





SYNOPSIS

The Flying Gold of Arabuko is the literal and living story of ‘the butterfly effect’. It follows the practise of butterfly catchers and famers in Kenya and how it has become an unlikely saviour of the last and largest indigenous forest of the East African Coast. It is told through the perspective of an ex-illegal logger and poacher, Charo Ngumbao. Like many others in the area, he has left his past exploitative livelihood behind and discovered the benefits of forest conservation through sustainably farming butterflies to supply tropical butterfly houses around the world.

**currently unavailble online due to festival entries **

BAFTA shortlisted - BAFTA STUDENT FILM AWARD 2020
FINALIST - United Nations X Jackson Wild - WORLD WILDLIFE DAY SHOWCASE 2020
WINNER - BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT - Independent Shorts Awards 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Wildlife Conservation Film Festival NY/LA 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION - NaturVision International Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Gödöllő International Nature Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION - British Documentary Film Festival 2020
OFFICIAL SELECTION - Lift-Off Global Network - Documentary Showcase 2020




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