Amazing Grace by Rowan Pybus, South Africa - Forest Film Winner 2013
‘Amazing Grace’ is one of 5 films that won an Award at the International Forests Short Film Festival. The film is an evocative story of the tenuous relationship between a charcoal burner and forests. The film follows Lloyd on his journey from burning charcoal to setting up a micro-nursery selling trees to his neighbouring community - a brief window into his deep rooted connection to forests around Livingstone. Its film maker, Rowan Pybus, was awarded at UNFF10 in Istanbul, Turkey on 10 April 2013. The film is also a finalist for Best Short Program at the 2013 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival.
The United Nations Forum on Forests Secretariat partnered with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival to honor the creative efforts of film makers who capture dynamic and unique relationship between forests and the people who depend on them. This year’s Film Festival was for short films of five minutes or less. 128 entries from 38 countries competed to win at the prestigious Festival.