In the center of Equator Province, Democratic Republic of the
Congo, the Ilima community remains one of the most isolated in the
world. They have coexisted with endangered wildlife in their surrounding
forest for generations, but as the pace of development has increased,
this fragile ecosystem has suffered.
They partnered with the African Wildlife Foundation and our architecture firm, MASS Design Group, in 2012 to create a new conservation focused primary school and community center. This film documents our collective building process - one aimed at leveraging local craft and ecological knowledge towards education, preservation, and beauty.
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