Honey at the Top is a film about the Sengwer forest people of the Cherangani Hills, Kenya, being evicted from their ancestral land in the name of conservation. Filmmaker Dean Puckett lived in the Embobut forest for two months and filmed an intimate portrait of this community at a crossroads, facing international pressure from organisations like the World Bank, a corrupt Kenya Forest Service who are burning their houses and attempts to turn the forest into a commodity through carbon offsetting schemes. The film centres around father of two Elias as he works with his community to try and hold onto their culture and resist the evictions.
The film premiers in London on 19 June 2015.
Check out Dean's other excellent films:
Grasp the Nettle
The Crisis of Civilization
[watch video below]