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Primate/Human Interaction

Synopsis
Part of a series intended to give a comparative view of a number of different primate species living under various conditions in captivity and in the wild. Looks at the roles primates can play in the lives of the people who share their nature of inter-species communication, demonstrating instances of successful communication. Communicative modes include gaze direction, arm gestures, height differences and speed of movement. Examines three species: baboon, blue monkey, and eastern lowland gorilla. These have different levels of impact on the local people and tend to be treated differently. Some scenes are repeated in slow motion to allow observation of fine details of behaviour.
Series
Primate Series, The
Language
English
Country
United States
Medium
Video; Videocassette. VHS. col. 10 min.
Year of production
1997
Availability
Sale; 1999 sale: US$120.00 (+p&p) PAL version
Documentation
Study guide available.
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
animal behaviour; animal communication; behavioural psychology; non-verbal communication; observation techniques; primates

Credits

Director
Anne Zeller

Production Company

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Distributor

Name

Documentary Educational Resources

Email
docued@der.org
Web
http://der.org/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+1 617 926 0491
Fax
+1 617 926 9519
Address
101 Morse Street
Watertown
MA 02472
USA
Notes
American company with an extensive catalogue of documentary films from around the world in the areas of ethnology, anthropology, world cultures, religion, women’s studies and human rights. Supplied on PAL/NTSC video and multi-region DVD, or download via the Reframe Collection (qv).

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