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Title Mountain gorilla / an IMAX Natural History Film Unit production in association with the National Geographic Society and IMAX ; producer, Sally Dundas ; narration writer, Steve Lucas ; director, Adrian Warren.

Publication Info. Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [1991]


Location Call No. Status
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction DVD  DVD 599.884 DUNDAS    In Transit +1 HOLD
Edition Full screen version.
Description 1 videodisc (39 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences, stereophonic ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, Dolby digital 5.1 surround, Region 1 encoding.
Performer Narrator, Rebecca Jenkins.
Credits Director of photography, Neil Rettig ; editor, Barbara Kerr ; music composed and conducted by John Wrye.
Note Originally released in IMAX format in 1991.
Video version is digitally mastered from the original 70MM film.
Audience MPAA rating: Not rated.
Form Also issued as VHS.
Summary Beginning with footage of Carl Akley's expedition in 1921 to the Belgian Congo to collect mountain gorilla (Gorilla gorilla gorilla) specimens, this film briefly discusses the history of mountain gorilla research and protection in the Virunga Volcanoes area of Africa. The film then centers on observations of one family group near the Karisoke Research Center in the Parc National des Volcans of Rwanda. Gorillas are shown foraging, feeding and resting. Infants, including one only two days old, are seen with their mothers, breastfeeding, trying new foods, and riding on their mothers' backs. Infants and juveniles are seen at play, and vocalizations of all gorillas are heard. The film also discusses the gorilla diet, the role of play in establishing the group hierarchy, conservation and protection efforts, and the continuing loss of habitat. Gorillas are shown wandering outside the park in search of food, in view of local (human) inhabitants.
Language English and French dialogue; French, Spanish and Portuguese subtitles; Closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Gorilla -- Ecology -- Virunga.
Gorilla -- Behavior -- Virunga.
Social behavior in animals -- Virunga.
Gorilla gorilla -- Virunga.
Social behavior in animals.
Primates -- Behavior.
Added Author Dundas, Sally.
Lucas, Steve.
Warren, Adrian.
Jenkins, Rebecca, 1959-
Rettig, Neil.
Kerr, Barbara.
Wrye, John.
IMAX Natural History Film Unit (Firm)
National Geographic Society (U.S.)
IMAX Corporation.
Warner Home Video (Firm)
Note Container subtitle: Meet the legend
ISBN 0790771799
Standard No. 794051800527
Music No. X8005 Warner Home Video
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