The Gorillas of the Congo
CHAINSAWS TO THE RESCUE
The vast rain forests in the north of the Republic of the Congo are home to the rare lowland gorillas. Most of them donâ€™t live in national parks but in forests which are open to timber exploitation. The conflict between tree fellers and gorillas seems to be insoluble – yet in the Congo Basin it has indeed been resolved. A number of the timber companies have responded to the criticism of environmental protectionists and have embarked on a responsible approach to forestry. A documentary presenting stunning images from the heart of Africa and surprising insights.
Written and directed by: Thomas Weidenbach // Camera: Michael Kern // Sound: Johannes Neumann // Film editor: Marc Schubert // Music: Thomas Wolter // Production manager: Oliver Gontram // Executive producer: Thomas Weidenbach // Commissioning editor: Thomas Kamp // Commissioning editor educational TV: Birgit Keller-Reddemann
- CLIENT Arte, WDR, SWR, ARD
- YEAR 2011
- LENGTH 52 min (english version)
- DISTRIBUTION united docs