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

Pant Hoot

Coming Soon

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.


The filmmakers have made Pant Hoot free for public viewing for a limited time, and hope you enjoy viewing it as much as we enjoyed making it. 

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Below are links for different ways to get involved by learning more, donating, volunteering, and adopting a chimp through the Chimp Guardianship Programme.

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Stany's Book

Read the entire story of Stany's amazing life in this beautiful book.

“I hope you will be inspired by this life story of a gentle, unassuming African man whose devotion and sacrifice has given new life to so many chimpanzees whose families, like his own, were torn apart by violence.”
- Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, from her foreword

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