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Pygmies, the spirit of the forest, Central African Republic
2000

Since the dawn of time, pygmy people are masters of the equatorial African forest. Hunter-collector, this civilization of transience represents one of the most beautiful examples of ecological balance that the earth had known.
At a time when their way of life was still one of the most primitive on the earth, pygmy people crossed modern history of Africa, escaping from great cataclysms: slavery, colonisation, and as far as now, Aids epidemic.
Nowadays, their territory is more and more devastated, and trade off between them and “big black” people is turning against them, leading them, to an exploited and despised under-proletariat status.
Loosing their culture, they are becoming the Africa of the Africa, but are yet the last witnesses of a time when the man knew how to exploite nature without a destruction.

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