ZDF/ARTE 2011 45 min

Uganda - Mountains of the Moon – Empire of the Gods of Rain

a&o produktion

The snow-covered „monte di luna“, the Ruwenzori, are located in the hard fought border area between Uganda and Congo. Recently this area has been declared a national park and a world heritage, and even the hunting people Bakonzo have had to lay down their arms. For centuries, hunting has been their tradition, their source of food and income, and a initiation ritual for the young Bakonzo men. Matuvo, a “master hunter” of the Bakonzo, tries to earn his living as a tourist guide. This film accompanies him when he climbs with his first client on the 5190 metre high Margharita Peak. This ascent leads through swamplands, mud, tropic rain and thin air to a bizarre, primeval looking landscape with huge, unique plants.

Autor/Regie/Kamera: Marcel Kolvenbach