Galiwango Film Preview | Galiwango Obulamu Bw’ekisodde
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FILM PRODUCTION UPDATE: The purpose of the Galiwango Film is to reach out to the Youth, to sensitize them to the plight of the last remaining 786 mountain gorillas, as well as the hard work done by the rangers as they go about protecting these endangered wildlife treasures from poachers, the occasional rebel remnant groups and the inadvertent traps. I am also striving to shine a light to the impact of the deforestation of the Virunga and Bwindi jungles for the illegal charcoal trade, on local communities like the Batwa.
United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP/ Galiwango Film Endorsement: “The aim of this film is to raise awareness about the plight of the Mountain Gorillas and the threats that they are exposed to. Although there are a variety of threats facing gorilla populations today, central threats include degradation and loss of habitat, direct exploitation, diseases, as well as the impact of war and political unrest in various range states.
Jagwe’s goal is not only to raise awareness and educate, but to also appeal on a local level to the younger generation of Ugandan’s and to catalyze conservation action on their part. It is for this reason that the film is written in Luganda, Uganda’s most widely spoken language. Read the Full Endorsement
Galiwango Film Preview Event | January 24th 2010 | Hi Guys, here is an update from the Galiwango Film Preview event (Photo Gallery), Sponsored by the Uganda Wildlife Authority, UWA (http://www.ugandawildlife.org) The event was a great success and I am proud of and grateful to every UWA member that helped so much to make the evening a success.
Before the Galiwango Film Preview event, I was granted a rare opportunity, by UWA, to go Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Bwindi – I tracked the most recently habituated Ugandan Mountain Gorilla group called Nshongi. It was such an amazing and eye opening experience. I left Bwindi with a greater resolve to get the Galiwango Film to my fellow Ugandans and the world as a whole. View my Photo Gallery from the Bwindi Trip.
The Mountain Gorilla story needs to be told and the Galiwango Team and I are doing our best to represent this incredible national treasure in a unique way that we hope will get the message out locally through the animated luganda film: Galiwango Obulamu Bw’Ekisodde | The Life of a Mountain Gorilla. Watch this Space for more Updates.
I would like to extend my gratitude to the 3 game rangers that I met on my trip to Bwindi and who did all they could to make my Mountain Gorilla Tracking experience a great success and memorable experience. Thanks Sergeant Major Benjamin and Patrick. Click on the Image below to View Photos from my Mountain Gorilla Trip to Bwindi.