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Orang-utans Out on a Limb  (1994)

The most mysterious great ape of them all

An engaging and fascinating insight into the behaviour and social psychology of these highly intelligent primates, Orang-utans – Out on a Limb follows wild baby Yossa through the first year of her life.

Providing a unique glimpse into the elusive world of the orang-utan, BBC producer Susan Western and cameraman Martyn Colbeck spent over three months in the remote tropical rainforests of northern Sumatra. The first film to capture wild orang-utan behaviour, stunning cinematography sees the agile creatures effortlessly scale dizzying heights, speed through the forest canopy and construct elaborate mattresses in the tree tops. 

Narrated by David Attenborough, Orang-utans – Out on a Limb is a touching and highly entertaining view into the private lives of these highly intellegent ‘people of the forest’.

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

Associated Broadcaster: National Geographic Television & Film
Dubbing Editor: Angela Groves
Dubbing Mixer: Peter Hicks
Dubbing Mixer: Peter Davies
Field Assistant: Ushman Senanda
Field Assistant: Samsu Senanda
Field Assistant: Matplin Senanda
Field Assistant: Adi Chandra
Field Assistant: Zakaria Achmad
Field Assistant: Yossa Istiadi
Film Editor: Martin Elsbury
Music: John Alder
Narrator: David Attenborough
Photography: Martyn Colbeck
Producer: Susan Western
Production Assistant: Liz Appleby
Production Assistant: Clare Flegg
Production Assistant: Caroline Morgan-Fletcher
Production Organisation: BBC - Natural History Unit
Series Producer: Keith Scholey
Unit Manager: Nicky Spode

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