Angelique and the Gorillas

Hidden in the jungle of the Congo Basin lies the territory of lowland gorilla Makumba. The research of biologist Angelique Todd is the first to shed a light on the nearly unexplored lifestyle of this species. In seven years of hard work, Angelique has developed a close connection to silverback Makumba and his troop, who in their turn have become accustomed to humans. Wildlife filmmaker Thomas Behrend tells the story of Angelique and the gorilla clan in unique pictures and with unexpected intimacy.

Director: Thomas Behrend

Thomas Behrend, a German documentary film maker born in Hamburg, is well-known for his unique under water shots. While studying mechanical engineering the enthusiastic sports diver gathered his first experiences in underwater photography. In 1988 he got his first assignment for a film production. After finishing university he dedicated himself to his passion. In 1991 he founded his own company: BLUE PLANET FILM. From that time on Thomas Behrend produced many international award-winning nature films.

43 Min.
Director: Thomas Behrend
Script: Thomas Behrend
Cinematography: Christina Karliczek
Editing: Mirco Tribanek
Music: Jörg Magnus Pfeil
Narrator: Martin Umbach, Sonja Szylowicki
Editor: Wolf Lengwenus
Nominations: Best Story 2011
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