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Pant Hoot

Pant Hoot

DIRECTED BY

Richard Reens

Synopsis:

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

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."

DURATION

00:21:00

COUNTRY

United States, Canada, South Africa

COMPLETION DATE

2020-02-04

CATEGORY

Wildlife, Nature, Documentary

watch trailer here