Too Close For Comfort?
In the depths of the African Tai forest, David Attenborough offers a fascinating glimpse into the world of the chimpanzees, exploring the uncanny parallels with our own behaviour.
Award-winning cameraman Mike Richards spent two years trekking through the humid jungle, gathering remarkable footage of the chimpanzees’ highly developed and intimate society. He documents a group of sixty as they wash their food in streams, drink water they sponged from tree hollows, and make use of over nineteen different tools.
An absorbing insight into their social psychology, the chimpanzees’ incredible teamwork is shown ingrained in their everyday activities. Dramatic scenes follow a systematic hunt as the group chase down a terrified colobus monkey, their aggressive behaviour soon replaced by the calm division of their spoils.
Too Close For Comfort? reveals the amazing intelligence and astonishing skills of these highly social primates.