Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017)

Rise of the Warrior Apes (2017)

Released: 2017
Genre: Documentary, Genre
Director: James Reed
Starring: Kevin Langergraber, John Mitani, David Watts, ,
Run time: 86 min
IMDb: 7.8/10
Country: UK
Views: 27069


For more than 20 years anthropologists have been researching the social behavior of a chimpanzee clan in Uganda’s Kibale National Park. They gained new insights about the violence, brutal power struggles, rivalry, enmity, friendship and diplomacy within the large, strictly hierarchical primate group. The males set the tone. The intelligent individuals have the ability to network and forge alliances. War against external conspecifics and brutal hunting of other monkey species is not uncommon. The conclusion is that animals are by no means better than humans.
User Reviews: If you enjoy documentaries about apes/monkeys, this is a must watch, if you are not to squeemish that is.
After watching this, I had to go trough many documentaries about the life of apes/monkeys, and I found none that comes even close to the impression this documentary made.
It is truly inspiring to watch a project that has taken decades to finish,
to see how the humans slowly are allowed to become a part of, or at least become a observer of the group of chimpanzee.
It is a powerful, heartwarming, and at times really hard to watch documentary, that gives us a glimpse of how some animals, in the right conditions,
can show eerily human-like tendencies.

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