The elephants in Africa have decreased by 90% in number in the last 40 years and are in danger of extinction these days. The African forest elephants, which inhabit the Congo Basin region, the second-largest tropical rain forest, are no exceptions: they are being sacrificed by the ivory-hunters. People now stand to protect them from becoming extinct through the greed and cruelty of humans. Some researchers started to study the nature of elephants which have begun to be active at night to avoid threats. Eco-guards are watching illegal poaching, and professionals with search and rescue dogs are assisting to arrest poachers. All these people are trying to fill the land of Africa, which has turned into a Silent Forest, with the sound of elephants once again. (SEO Do-eun)
[Screening Information]-UMFF On Air (Online Screening) / 10.23 ~ 10.27 (5 days) / Korean Open (limited for Korea region)
* Every film is only available from 00:00(KST) on its start date to 23:59(KST) on its end date.
Mariah Wilson has produced series for PBS, Netflix, National Geographic, and others. She co-produced Madina's Dream, the upcoming Raising Khan, and field produced Mary Janes. She directed Revealing Hate, Volunteer, Kaziranga, Eeya, and Silent Forests which was won the Brooklyn Film Fest Spirit Award and the finalist of Big Sky Feature Competition.