Galiwango – A Gorilla Film in Luganda Promoting Conservation

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Mountain Gorilla infant rides dorsally on mother. This great ape speaks out and educates about the forest, gorilla conservation and the problems it faces in the wild. Solomon W. Jagwe, a Ugandan native, has written and is currently directing a mountain gorilla conservation film titled “Galiwango, Obulamu Bwe’Kisodde”, meaning “The Life of the Gorilla”.

This 3D animated film was made in 2009 and it uses animations to send out the message. 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. If promoted, this is one of the best tools to educate masses about gorilla conservation in Uganda.

Gorilla Saver deeply supports this kind of educational approach and this film is special in the sense that it is being made in a local language. We encourage and invite potential donors to support this project. To find out more about the project, please go to www.galiwango.com.

To make a donation in support of this project’s realization, click here.

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