African FILM FESTIVAL New Zealand

Online Festival for entire Australasia 10 December 2021 to 7 January 2022

Back into the Wild

GENRE: Documentary | Short Films
LENGTH: 8 minutes
DIRECTOR: Shaun Swindler


A troop of 14 bonobos is on the verge of being released into the forests of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Congolese conservation group Amis des Bonobos du Congo (ABC) is working to make sure the communities surrounding the release site feel invested in the project. This will be the second group to be reintroduced into the Congo Basin forests after being trafficked or born in captivity. Before they are released, they will have to relearn how to feed themselves so they can survive on their own in the wild.

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