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Sir David Attenborough to attend Barbican's Chimpanzee screening and Q&A


Preview by Jack Foley

ACCLAIMED directors Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield alongside special guest Sir David Attenborough ‘swing’ over to the Barbican for a one off screening and Q&A of Disneynature’s Chimpanzee on Sunday, April 28, 2013.

Hear first-hand the story of Sir David Attenborough and Alastair Fothergill’s trip to the Tai National Forest in 1989, which later became the setting for the Disneynature movie Chimpanzee.

Disneynature takes moviegoers deep into the forests of Africa with Chimpanzee, a new True Life Adventure introducing an adorable young chimpanzee named Oscar and his entertaining approach to life in a remarkable story of family bonds and individual triumph.

Oscar’s playful curiosity and zest for discovery showcase the intelligence and ingenuity of some of the most extraordinary personalities in the animal kingdom. Working together, Oscar’s chimpanzee family – including his mum, Isha, and the group’s savvy leader, Freddy – navigates the complex territory of the forest.

The world is a playground for little Oscar and his fellow young chimpanzees, who’d rather make mayhem than join their parents for an afternoon nap. But when Oscar’s family is confronted by a rival band of chimpanzees, he is left to fend for himself until a surprising ally steps in and changes his life forever.

Directed by Alastair Fothergill (African Cats and Earth) and Mark Linfield (Earth), and narrated by Tim Allen (ABC’s Last Man Standing), Chimpanzee swings into cinemas on May 3, 2013.

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