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African Film Review: Voices of the Forest The National Geographic African Film Voices of the Forest , is a vivid portrayal of the culture of the Cameroon and Baka people. It does a fantastic job at depicting the theme that the rainforest affects so many people in so many different kinds of ways. This particular stretch of rainforest that lies in Cameroon and in Central Africa is the size of Mexico. In the rainforest, seven inches of rain can fall in an hour. Cameroon is the wettest place in Africa. The film is successful at showing some fantastic images of the rainforest. In the rainforest nothing is wasted. An area the size of football field could contain 40,000 different species of insects. The film shows a Colubus (a monkey type animal) which engages in specialized eating, which must eat 1/3 of its body weight in leaves each day. The film portrays many different kinds of animals and plants. It explains how apes must memorize where and when food can be found over great distances of land in the rainforest. Thus, apes must need eight years of parental care. Yet, as the movie explains plants and animals are not the only living things in the forests. The film does a great job of portraying the Baka people.
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This note was uploaded on 10/19/2008 for the course AS&RC 205 taught by Professor Bekerie, a during the Spring '07 term at Cornell.

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