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Tales of the Forest

A group of young students and a naturalist embark on an adventure to discover the stories that the forest keeps and the delicate balance that weaves life in Panama.

  • Carolina Borrero Arias
  • Carolina Borrero Arias
  • Christian Bradford Alvarez
  • Líder Sucre
    Key Cast
  • Alejandra Borrero
    Key Cast
    "The voice of the forest"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Los Cuentos del Bosque
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    August 5, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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  • Documental Panama
    September 9, 2019
    TV premiere
    Official Selection
Distribution Information
  • TVN, Gente TVN
    Country: Panama
    Rights: Video on Demand, Airline, Free TV
  • Cine Animal
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Carolina Borrero Arias

Director graduated from the University of Cinema of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She directed the short film "Caspa" (2011), and the chapter "1913" of the film "Historias del Canal" (2014). She is a founding member of Animal, an audiovisual collective based in Panama where she directs and produces. She was part of the programming team of the International Short Film Festival HAYAH, producer of the MicroCine Animal and curator of the audiovisual exhibition “Imagining the City: Panamanian Cinema retrospective”. She is currently working on her feature documentary following the exploration of the Panamanian forest.

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Director Statement

For young and old, exploring a forest with the guidance of a naturalist is a rare experience. My idea with this documentary is to make some of the wonders of the tropical forest available to all and at the same time empower new generations to fight for our planet.

We already know the strength of stories to convey a message, how powerful the audiovisual is for the message to reach its destination, and also that we have to take action on the problems we have created for the environment.

Panama can be an example in conservation issues if we become aware and support the initiatives that are happening worldwide to help maintain biodiversity and protect tropical ecosystems.

This is my grain of sand, the way that I as a documentary maker can join the global movement for the planet, taking care of our biodiversity and telling "The Tales of the Forest".