The Vervet Forest
Arizona Premiere

GENRE VENUE DATE & TIME
 Documentary Feature  SPAC Black Box  Friday, Jun 2, 4:15 pm

This compelling documentary tells the story of five orphaned monkeys rescued by the Vervet Monkey Foundation in South Africa, shedding light on the human activity that destroyed their habitat. The film follows the monkeys' arrival as infants through their growth into intelligent juveniles who are eventually adopted by foster mother monkeys and integrated into troops in the wild. Outside the foundation, the ever-evolving landscape of South Africa sparks conversations about the causes of monkey habitat destruction, the role of humans in a struggling ecosystem, and how understanding the connection between ourselves and our environment can inspire positive action. Director Kyle Salazar is an American who first volunteered at the Vervet Monkey Foundation in 2007. His goal with the film is to preserve a forest in South Africa as a release site for rehabilitated monkeys.

A Q&A with director Kyle Salazar follows.


Trailer

   
Cast & Crew   Technical
Director:
Kyle J. Salazar

Executive Producers:
Dave Du Toit, Josie Du Toit

Producer:
Kyle J. Salazar

Cinematographer:
Kyle J. Salazar

Editor:
Kyle J. Salazar

  Country:
USA

Run Time:
70 min

Year:
2016

Language:
English, Afrikaans, Sepedi

 

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