For 1500 years the Ethiopian Orthodox Church has protected the forests that surround their places of worship. These sacred groves have become the last remaining forests in the region, yet sadly they are disappearing rapidly.
Having gained unprecedented access to the unique culture of the church forests, this film reveals a mystical world where priests and scientists struggle to come together, despite vastly different beliefs, in collaboration to maintain the last vestiges of an ancient and crucial ecosystem.
Church Forest is currently seeking funds to complete post-production. Please spread the word and and help us bring the message of our film to the world.