Das verborgene Leben der Bonobos

Bonobos are our closest relatives. Although they look very similar to chimpanzees, they are all the more different in their social behaviour: While chimpanzees war against foreign conspecifics, bonobos cultivate a peaceful welcome culture. In their inner-species bonobos do not practice the aggressive right of the strongest, but a matriarchy in which conflicts are compensated for by an excessive sexual life.

Director: Markus Schmidbauer

Markus Schmidbauer was born in Vilseck in 1966. Following his Abitur in 1986, he studied biology in Regensburg from 1987 - 1993. Since 1997, he has worked as a freelance biologist. Since 200, he has also worked for Bavarian Television and since 2001 for Wildlife documentaries in TV channels, such as BR, ARD and Arte.

Germany
2019
43 Min.
German
6
Director: Markus Schmidbauer
Author: Markus Schmidbauer
Camera: Paul Hien
Editing: Chris von Lüpke
Music: Andrea Lässig
Speaker: Andreas Neumann, Nina Breiter
Editor: Jana Mudrich (BR), Katja Ferwagner (arte)
Producer: Bayerischer Rundfunk in Zusammenarbeit mit ARTE