A father-son story set between the rainforest and the skyscrapers
Documentary by Michael Obert
The documentary SAMEDI accompanies 13-year-old Samedi, a Pygmy boy, and his father Louis Sarno on their journey from the Central African rainforest to New York City. Samedi has never left the primeval forest before and does not speak a word of English. But this trip is his greatest wish come true: he wants to see with his own eyes the place that his father once came from.
As a young man, Louis Sarno, an American, heard a song on the radio that gripped his imagination. He eventually followed the sounds all the way to the BaAka Pygmies in the Central African jungle. For the last 25 years, he has been part of their community.
Now Sarno is taking his son and leading him out into the world he himself left behind – to America.