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Gorillas in the Midst of Man  (1989)

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Written and produced by award-winning wildlife photographer Adrian Warren, Gorillas in the Midst of Man outlines the life of the mountain gorilla. As man encroaches ever further into their natural habitat, the film explores the steps being taken to protect the remaining populations.

An intimate and touching glimpse into the lives of these gentle, highly intelligent creatures, it follows a team of scientists and volunteers as they continue the research of the late ethologist Dian Fossey.

An interesting insight is gained into the gorilla’s social structure, including moving scenes of a mother cradling her two hour old infant. Narration from Brian Blessed charts the resting, feeding and nursing behaviour of these remarkable animals.

Filmed in the heart of Rwanda, it is a poignant portrayal of an ongoing conservation struggle, examining these charismatic primates in their tiny pocket of protected land.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: BBC - Natural History Unit
Address: c/o BBC Motion Gallery
Room E251
80 Wood Lane
W12 0TT
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 8433 2861 / 2

Film credits

Associate Producer: WNET 13, New York
Film Editor: Tom Poore
Film Editor: Jill Garrett
Narrator: Brian Blessed
Photography: Neil Rettig
Producer: Adrian Neil Warren
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Scientific Advisor: Craig Sholley
Scientific Advisor: Alan Goodall
Series Editor: Mike Salisbury
Sound: Kim Hayes
Sound: Tim Ricketts
Writer: Adrian Neil Warren
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Mountain delicacies
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New life in Rwanda's mountains
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Gorillas in the midst of man
What the future holds
What the future holds
Gorilla from Gorillas in the Midst of Man
Gorilla from Gorillas in the Midst of Man