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MONKS FOREST

documentary short | 6 min | 2019

A production by SCB Society for Conservation Biology in cooperation with IUCN, BBC & WWF.

Every night head monk Bun Saluth and his monks patrol for illegal logging activities. They fight to protect 20 000 hectars of forest in Oddar Meanchey, Cambodia. Long before anyone ever talked about conservation or biodiversity, communities around the world were carrying for their environment as a natural expression. This film is about places where indigenous groups or religious leader became activists save guarding the forest and the wildlife they shelter.

with

Bun Saluth, Sultan of Terrengganu & Marja Helena Mortensson

directed & photographed by

Annika Franke