2019 Films

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A Place For Penguins

By Tom Parry

Africa is a continent famous for its wildlife. But there’s one resident that’s often overlooked, and many don’t even realise it exists – the African penguin.

Years of overfishing have seen Africa’s penguins plummet to frighteningly low numbers, with scientists at the University of Cape Town recently heeding the gloomy warning that the species could be extinct by the year 2026.

A Place For Penguins follows an unlikely duo as they team up and take on an ambitious, novel and entirely unique project – creating the world’s first artificially-induced African penguin colony.

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Person Of The Forest

By Tim Laman & Melissa Lesh

In the vanishing lowland rainforests of Borneo, research is underway to uncover and understand the unique cultural behaviours of wild orangutans.

There, photographer Tim Laman, researcher Cheryl Knott, and young explorer Robert Suro shed new light on the similarities between ourselves and our ancient ancestors, before it's too late.

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By Gail Kukula

In the warm waters of the Philippines lives a poisonous, shapeshifting predator.

Flamboyant follows one young cuttlefish as she learns to hunt in a new home after a life-changing encounter with a diver.

Will she learn the right skills to compete with a top and established predator?

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Blood Island

By Lindsey Parietti

Deep in the heart of Liberia’s jungles, hundreds of chimpanzees were taken from the wild.

Captured, bred and infected with hepatitis, our closest animal relatives were to unlock the mysteries of human diseases.

But what started in the 1970s as an ambitious medical experiment took deeper and darker turns through the decades.

Gripping to the core, Blood Island tells the powerful story of the chimpanzees, their captors and the people still fighting to save them.


Big Booom

By Marat Narimanov

The history of humanity and of our planet in four minutes.

An eco-friendly statement developed in a single shot that has it all: humour, action and tragedy.

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Keeper Of The Call

By Billy Clapham

One of the British countryside's most iconic sounds is falling silent. But for one Welsh farmer, seeing the curlew disappear from his farm is not an option.

Follow Wynford as he works alongside conservationists to save his precious family of curlews. With the modern countryside so full of dangers, will Wynford see his chicks fly?

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A Voice Above Nature

By Annie Moir

The powerful call of the humpback whale fills our oceans in a way our species will never understand.

A Voice Above Nature explores the surface of the seas in a way never seen before to reveal a not-so-silent-killer.

Through the voice of a whale guide, biologist and captain, we hear about the whales and then feel the problem – the noise pollution we are creating in our oceans and forcing upon these animals.

Can we respect the silence they need to survive?

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Living With Snow Leopards

By Gayle Podrabsky

Tashi Phuntsog, a cashmere goat herder, lives high in the Himalayan mountain range of the Ladakh, India in the small village of Gya. He shares this rugged landscape with a beautiful cat, the snow leopard.

The challenge comes when Tashi loses one of his goats to a snow leopard kill. Often the endangered snow leopards are killed in retaliation for the herders’ losses.

Tashi gives a glimpse of the hardships he faces and how a community together can make lasting changes that help the people and the cats.

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Spirit Of The Mountains

By Nurmat Sakebaev

The dramatic story of young man who risks everything to save an iconic animal from the hands of an insatiable and cruel collector.


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