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THE URBAN GORILLA

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For over a century man trekked into the African rainforest searching out one of his closest relatives. So similar to ourselves, we found these animals irresistible.

The Urban Gorilla is an intimate journey into the lives of nine gorillas living under human care, from a Congolese orphanage to a shopping mall in Tacoma. Through their stories we come to understand the extraordinary intelligence, complexity and sensitivity of this magnificent species. The film examines the dark mistakes of the past - and the efforts to create a better future.

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CREDITS
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DIRECTOR
Allison Argo

CINEMETOGRAPHER

Robert E. Collins
William Simms

SOUND

John Vincent

NARRATOR

GLEN CLOSE

EDITORS

Allison Argo
Robert E. Collins
George Stamer

MUSIC COMPOSITION

Scott Harper

EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS

Julia Mayer
Nick Noxon
Tom Simon
Tim Kelly

AWARDS

DuPont Columbia
Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival
Christopher Columbus Award
WorldFest Houston Award
Genesis Award