Movie Filmed Entirely By Chimps

26 01 2010

The BBC will be airing the appropriately titled ‘Chimpcam’ on BBC Two at 2000GMT on Wednesday January, 27th, during the ‘Natural World’ show. It was shot entirely by chimps at the Edinburgh Zoo toting video cameras around their enclosures. Amazingly, none of them sexed each other up!?

“Gradually, the chimps started playing with the Chimpcam, carrying it around the enclosure.

The chimps soon became interested in the camera view screen on the Chimpcam box, watching what happened as they moved the Chimpcam around filming new images.

The apes are unlikely to have actively tried to film any particular subject, or understand that by carrying Chimpcam around, they were making a film.

However, the result, as well as providing new information on how chimps like to see the world, may yet go down in television history.

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