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BENY BACK TO THE WILD
March 30th, 2011

BENY BACK TO THE WILD

A film by Alain TIXIER
Here comes the true story of Beny, the little monkey. Captured by hunters and held in captivity in the city of Kinshasa, Beny is rescued by Claudine André. She has dedicated her life to Bonobos, monkeys who share 98% of the human DNA ! Claudine brings Beny back to her sanctuary where she starts him off on a great journey : his way back to the wild life ! Producer Jean-Pierre Bailly (“Loup” and “The Last Trapper”) and director Alain Tixier bring us the true moving story of a young Bonobo’s return to life in the wild. Through this touching documentary, we discover a rare intelligent species that is dangerously threatened. With “Beny, back to the wild”, they take us from the streets of Kinshasa into the deep jungle, in an extraordinary exodus.

FactSheet

Title : BENY BACK TO THE WILD
Original title : BONOBOS
Genre : Drama, Family
Producer(s) : Jean-Pierre BAILLY, MC4 Productions
Scenarist(s) : Alain TIXIER
Production status : completed
Date of release : March 30th, 2011
Year of production : 2010
Country of origin : France
Languages : French, English
Format : 84'
Producer Jean-Pierre Bailly, well-known for his Nature films (“The Last Trapper” or “Loup”), has always made it a point to open our eyes to nature, placing us among our planet’s fellow inhabitants. Through the story of a little Bonobo, Beny, Bailly brings us his daily fight for the urgent issue of protecting Biodiversity and Nature.
More than a touching story, this docu-drama shows us the Bonobo’s fragile existence. Captured in the jungle and exploited in the city, we follow the young Bonobo’s return to the wilderness he never should have left.
"WATCHING A MONKEY SMILE, THROW ITS ARMS AROUND A HUMAN'S NECK, AND BE CARRIED LIKE A LITTLE CHILD IS FASCINATING" - ELLE
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