Capuchin Culture

Capuchin Culture

Section: 
Nemzetközi Filmszemle - Természetfilm, rövidfilmek
Length: 
12:22
12:05 25. Monday
Director: 
Luca Antonio Marino

Biologist, wildlife filmmaker and awarded photographer with expertise in animal behaviour and experience of shooting in varied locations across the globe. He graduated from an MSc in Biology and he recently completed the MA in Wildlife Documentary Production. For his Master's thesis in biology, he documented the behaviour of capuchin monkeys making videos that were presented at scientific conferences, exhibitions, festivals and on Italian national television programmes.

An intimate portrait of a family of capuchin monkeys living in the semi-arid forest of north-eastern Brazil. This film tells the story of mothers and babies, showing how they learn to survive in this harsh environment. Their habitat is characterised by a dry season with temperatures higher than forty degrees and almost no rain. It is not easy to find water and fresh fruit and these monkeys must rely on all their ingenuity and remarkable skillsto survive.