Baka: The People of the Rainforest Journey deep into an African rain forest for a rare and intimate look at the lives of the Baka, a semi-nomadic people who have wandered central Africa for centuries. To the outside world they are simply known as Pygmies, but in their natural environment they are the uncontested masters. Through the eyes of one family, National Geographic steps into their rain forest world. Surviving as they have for hundreds of years, the Baka provide a remarkable glimpse of a unique people still largely untouched by Western civilization. The National Geographic Society was founded in 1888 to increase and diffuse geographic knowledge. It has been dedicated to the exploration of earth, sea, and sky for more than a century. The Society fulfills its mission through vivid eyewitness journalism, award-winning photography and cinematography, and support for scientific research around the world. This landmark home video collection is part of the National Geographic Society's continuing effort to use the latest technology in support of this educational mission.