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A Lemur's Tale  (1997)

New arrivals in the forests of Madagascar

A touching and intimate portrayal of the ring-tailed lemur, award-winning wildlife filmmaker Adrian Warren spent five months in Madagascar's Berenty forest exploring the fascinating world of these distinctive animals.

Providing a captivating glimpse into a year in the life of a lemur, the production starts just after the birthing season, focusing on fragile new arrival, Sapphire, an unusual pure white lemur. Capturing the troop's daily struggle to survive, the film offers an interesting insight into their evolution, behaviour and incredible teamwork.

With portable towers and cranes used for remarkable treetop shots, stunning cinematography details these pint-sized primates as they mark their territory, groom one another and bask in the bright sunlight. Providing an intriguing glimpse into the lemur's social psychology, deeply moving scenes depict the troop's reactions to Sapphire's final days and the fatal fall of an infant male.

A Lemur's Tale is an absorbing, highly entertaining and deeply moving account of Madagascar's most social primate.

Copyright holder

Copyright Holder: ITN Source
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Film credits

Assistant Editor: Peter McCowen
Associated Broadcaster: WNET 13, New York
Dubbing Editor: Ken Barton
Dubbing Mixer: Chris Domaille
Editor: David Pearce
Executive Producer: Michael Rosenberg
Music: Vic Coppersmith-Heaven
Narrator: Zoe Wanamaker
Online Editor: Tim Bolt
Photography: Adrian Neil Warren
Photography: Gil Domb
Photography: Bruce Reitherman
Post Production Supervisor: Dominic Weston
Producer: Adrian Neil Warren
Production Co-ordinator: Karen Steele
Production Co-ordinator: Alesandra Guglielmotti
Production Co-ordinator: Marie Roche
Production Co-ordinator: Guy Shepherd
Production Executive: Barbara Stohlman
Production Manager: Susan Hubble
Production Organisation: Partridge Films Limited
Script: John Sparks
Rough and tumble
Rough and tumble
Sapphire's tragic fate
Sapphire's tragic fate
New arrivals in the forests of Madagascar
New arrivals in the forests of Madagasca...
Fatal fall of a young daredevil
Fatal fall of a young daredevil