Year Of The Jackal
NATURE & WILDLIFE
Feature-length documentary following award-winning wildlife cameraman Vianet Djenguet as he documents a gruelling but vital mission to ‘habituate’ a notoriously protective 450lb silverback, in a last-ditch effort to save the critically endangered eastern lowland gorillas from extinction.
1 x 90' or 1 x 60'
otf studios / BBC / France Televsion / Xumo / Featuristic Films
Winner – Grand Teton Award – Jackson Wild Media Awards 2023
Winner – People & Nature, Long Form – Jackson Wild Media Awards 2023
Winner – On Screen Personality - Vianet Djenguet – Jackson Wild Media Awards 2023
Episode InformationSilverback is an award winning feature-length documentary following wildlife cameraman Vianet Djenguet as he joins the effort to protect the critically endangered eastern lowland gorillas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Born in the neighbouring Republic of the Congo, Vianet has been invited by the Kahuzi-Biega National Park to document this often challenging but vital conservation work. However, with the DRC still suffering the impacts of war, can the planet’s largest primates be rescued from extinction?