Chimpanzee (2012)

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  • Featuring

    Tim Allen

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    France United Kingdom USA

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    Non Fiction

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  • Chimpanzés Alternative


Documentary charting the life of a young chimpanzee, named Oscar in the narration, in the jungles of the Ivory Coast. Oscar is born into a tribe of chimpanzees living in a territory rich in nut groves. They are led by an alpha male called Freddie. They survive on nuts, fruit, leaves and, when they can ambush them, monkeys. A rival tribe, of gorillas, led by an alpha male called Scar, want to enter the nut groves, and during one attack, Oscar's mother is wounded and she does not survive the night on the jungle floor, where leopards roam. Alone, Oscar struggles to survive, but one day Freddie takes the unusual step of adopting Oscar and looking after him. They fight off Scar's next attack and peaceful times return to the nut groves. A final caption reveals that in 1960 there were a million chimpanzees living in the wild, but there are only a fifth of that number today.

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