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Mountain Gorilla: A Shattered Kingdom  (1996)

On the verge of a tragic ecological disaster

On the forested volcanic slopes of Zaire’s Virunga National Park, award-winning wildlife photographer Bruce Davidson explores the fascinating world of the mountain gorilla. Filmed over seven years, with hours of patient field observation, this production provides an incredible glimpse into the daily lives of these charismatic primates, recording behaviour never before captured on film.

Stunning cinematography charts their bickering, jealous mood swings and the ongoing drama of family births and deaths. An amazing insight into the personalities and social psychology of these highly intelligent creatures, Mountain Gorilla: A Shattered Kingdom won the Animal Portrait category at Wildscreen 1996.

This intimate portrayal of nature’s gentle giants also highlights the threats they face from nearby political turbulence. As Rwandan refugees encroach on the gorillas’ natural habitat in search of wood, Davidson provides a poignant portrayal of these remarkable creatures, majestic in their threatened land.

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Film credits

Dubbing Mixer: Ted Spooner
Executive Producer: Petra Regent
Film Editor: Howard Marshall
Music: Nicholas Hooper
Narrator: Sean Barrett
Photography: Bruce Davidson
Producer: Bruce Davidson
Production Controller: Peter Schofield
Production Manager: Alan Bray
Production Organisation: Survival Anglia Limited
Supervising Producer: Alan Root
Writer: Bruce Davidson
Clips
On the verge of a tragic ecological disaster
On the verge of a tragic ecological disa...
Infant gorilla caught in a sprung trap
Infant gorilla caught in a sprung trap
Family life
Family life
Stills
Bruce Davidson with armed escort for protection while filming for Mountain Gorilla: A Shattered Kingdom
Bruce Davidson with armed escort for protection...
Cameraman filming a mountain gorilla in the wild for Mountain Gorilla: A Shattered Kingdom
Cameraman filming a mountain gorilla in the...
Mountain gorilla being filmed in the wild for Mountain Gorilla: A Shattered Kingdom
Mountain gorilla being filmed in the wild...