BAMA’S JOURNEY

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BAMA’S JOURNEY


Selections from the 2008 Wildscreen Festival

Introduced by Deborah Rothberg, Public Programs Coordinator, National Museum of Natural History.

BAMA’S JOURNEY (United Kingdom, 2008, 23 min.)

Alfred Bama works at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, a sanctuary for young primates and great apes orphaned by the illegal bush-meat trade. He has hand-reared nearly all of the apes from infancy. It is both a deep and touching relationship, with the gorillas perceiving him as a father and part of their group. Bama’s dedication to the gorillas is about to lead him on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that will take him from the gorilla sanctuary in Cameroon to a zoo in northern England. As he experiences the life and the riches of the Western world for the first time he realizes that, in fact, the real wealth is still in Africa, exactly where he left it. Directed by Nicola Lankester. Commissioned by Al Jazeera International. Winner of the UWE Children’s Choice Award.

Shown as part of Selections from the 2008 Wildscreen Festival, along with EYE OF THE LEOPARD, LIFE IN COLD BLOOD – ARMOURED GIANTS, IRANI WILDLIFE, CHINA’S KILLER ZOOS, RETHINK THE SHARK and THE WHITE WOOD.

Ticket/Reservation Info:

FREE, no reservations needed.

National Museum of Natural History, Baird Auditorium

10th St. & Constitution Ave., NW

(METRO: Smithsonian or Federal Triangle)

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