A nature documentary that follows a newborn monkey and its mother as they struggle to survive within the competitive social hierarchy of the Temple Troop, a dynamic group of monkeys who ... See full summary »
This is the first production ever to shoot aerials of the Mt. Everest. Due to the altitude it is not possible to use helicopters and jet planes are too fast to get proper results. Unique access to a Nepalese Army spy plane enabled the production to shoot the first aerials ever. See more »
There is some spectacular, heart stoppingly beautiful photography here
of a range of scenery and animals, from arctic to tropical and
everything in between. The camera techniques are varied and spot on
from close ups to aerial work. Editing is tremendous and the commentary
is spot on too, with just the right tone and some dramatic and telling
facts about our world. Where the film falls down a bit is in trying to
cover and integrate four themes - seasonal patterns, climate change,
individual animal stories and hunter/ hunted interactions across
multiple environments. Eventually it all gets a bit bitty and
disjointed. Overall, well worth seeing especially given the issues
covered but don't expect Oscar material.
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