Ruben (Ruben)

Categories: Documentary Short (Online link) 
Language: Swahili 
Country: Denmark 
Runtime: 00:06:38
Genre: Africa, Bio, Conservation, Ecology 
Environmental, Ethnographic, Natural History 
Nature 
 

RUBEN from Natural History Museum Denmark on Vimeo.

Synopsis: 

Ruben used to hunt/poach in the forest areas of Udzungwa, Tanzania in order to provide his family with food. But as the Udzungwa National Park was introduced, Ruben realized he could not continue down this path. Instead he began to use his skills to help conservation biologists working in the park and today Ruben works as an assistant researcher in the park. His large knowledge of the jungle led a group of scientists to collect new data on the poorly described Mountain dwarf galago and more importantly to the discovery of a completely new species of mammals – the Grey Faced Sengi (Rhynchocyon udzungwensis). 
 
Information for the audience: 
Ruben is a former hunter/poacher who now works as an assistant researcher in the Udzungwa National Park in Tanzania. Realizing that he could not continue to hunt in the forest, he changed his path and became involved in conservation biology. His large knowledge of the jungle led a group of scientists to collect new data on the poorly described Mountain dwarf galago and more importantly to the discovery of a completely new species of mammals – the Grey Faced Sengi. 
 
Screenings / Awards: 
Selected for Audience award Short of the Year Winter
 
Information for theatres: 
Title: Ruben
Subtitles: English
Recording format: 4K
Projection format: Digital File
Screen format: 16/9
Colour: Color
Production year: 2015
Length: 00:06:38
Student project: No
First-time Filmmakers: No
Director: Frederik Wolff Teglhus and Anders D. Jordan
Script: Anders D. Jordan and Frederik Wolff Teglhus
Cinematography: Frederik Wolff Teglhus
Editing: Frederik Wolff Teglhus
Music: A. Taylor and C. Bright
Casting: Ruben Mwakisoma and Rasmus G. Havmoeller
Post production: Natural History Museum of Denmark
Selections: Audience Award Short of the Year Winter