Washington D.C. Premiere
Selections from the 2009 Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
SWAMP TROOP (South Africa, 2009, 53 min.)
Washington, D.C. Premiere Against the dramatic backdrop of riverside forests and wildlife-rich floodplains of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, Swamp Troop enters the heart of baboon society. We meet Boro, the troop’s alpha male, who brutally dispatches rivals and jealously guards mating rights with fertile females. In a land where baboons must swim to survive, winter floods bring peril. A dangerous stranger threatens Boro and his two surviving infants. Tragedy strikes when Boro is toppled and disease claims the life of one of the infants. Without progeny, Boro’s reign as alpha is meaningless; he must do what he can to protect his remaining daughter. Directed by Robyn Keene-Young and Adrian Bailey. Winner of the Marion Zunz Newcomer Award.