The Flying Gold
of Arabuko

Director / Producer / Cinematographer / Editor
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

*Recently Shortlisted for the Student BAFTA*


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 **

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