The Flying Gold of Arabuko
NFTS Science & Natural History 
Wildlife Documentary 2020

Available to watch on Apple TV, Waterbear Network and Roku Player

Dir. John Davies

The Flying Gold of Arabuko is the literal and living story of the butterfly effect. It follows the practise of butterfly catchers and farmers in Kenya and how the unusual practice has become a saviour of the largest and last wild remnant of the East African Coastal Forest System. Told from the perspective of butterfly farmer and ex-poacher, Charo Ngumbao, the film questions whether something as small as a butterfly could potentially save an entire ecosystem and the many species within it living on the brink of extinction.

BAFTA shortlisted - BAFTA Student Film Award 2020
United Nations X Jackson Wild - World Wildlife Showcase Finalist
Encounters Film Festival Official Selection
Norwich Film Festival Official Selection
NaturVision International Film Festival Special Mention “Best Short”
Wildlife Conservation Film Festival NY/LA Official Selection
Planet in Focus International Environmental Film Festival Official Selection
Gödöllő International Nature Film Festival Official Selection
Independent Shorts Awards “Best Documentary Short” Winner
British Documentary Film Festival “Best Student Short” Winner

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