A genocide survivor transcends overwhelming odds to become a master chimpanzee linguist


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About the Film

As the world’s chimpanzee population dwindles in the wild, one man risks everything to care for a group of mistreated animals rescued by Jane Goodall’s Chimp Eden Sanctuary in South Africa.  Stany Nyandwi, a survivor of the Burundi genocide,  overcomes insurmountable odds to become one of the only humans to master the complicated ‘pant hoot’ chimp language. Recognizing that it’s not just a chimpanzee/human struggle, he’s taken it upon himself to reconnect with our closest relatives on this planet.  

Love knows no man-made boundaries in this universal story about understanding.


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Upcoming Festival Screenings

September 6th, 2021 - 4:30PM at the world famous Chinese Theater in Hollywood, CA

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