Preview | Protecting Primates | Primates - About

Premieres Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at 8 p.m. on PBS (check local listings).

More than half of the world’s primates are under threat. Meet the scientists making ground-breaking discoveries to safeguard their future. In Malaysia, conservationists are building bridges to help dusky langurs cross busy roads. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, rangers face danger while trying to protect mountain gorillas. Conservationists in Borneo help prepare orangutan orphans for life in the wild. Two ecologists team up to locate some of Madagascar’s most elusive lemurs, and one renowned primatologist becomes the first person to see every type of primate that exists.

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NARRATED BY
NYAMBI NYAMBI

PRODUCED & DIRECTED BY
VICTORIA BUCKLEY

PHOTOGRAPHY
STUART DUNN

ADDITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY
ANDREW THOMPSON
JAMES ALDRED
NICK BALL
NANANG SUJANA
PETCH JULAJAKS

SOUND AND AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
ZUBIN SAROSH

FILM EDITOR
STEFANIE WATKINS

EDIT ASSISTANT
MARIANNE SMITH

COLORIST
FRED TAY

ONLINE EDITOR
MICHAEL LANSDELL

POST PRODUCTION & GRAPHIC DESIGN
DOGHOUSE POST PRODUCTION

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
WOUNDED BUFFALO SOUND STUDIOS

SOUND EDITORS
JONNY CREW
OWEN SHIRLEY

DUBBING MIXER
HANNAH GREGORY

ORIGINAL MUSIC
ADAM LUKAS AND DENISE SANTOS FOR BLEEDING FINGERS MUSIC

SCORE PRODUCER
RUSSELL EMANUEL

SCIENTIFIC CONSULTANT
DR RUSSELL MITTERMEIER

ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY
THE PAN AFRICA PROGRAMME: THE CULTURED CHIMPANZEE
THE MAX PLANCK INSTITUTE FOR EVOLUTIONARY ANTHROPOLOGY
LWIRO PRIMATE REHABILITATION CENTRE
GETTY IMAGES
ARCHIPELIGO FILMS

LOCATION ACCESS PROVIDED BY
BUDONGO CONSERVATION FIELD STATION
ROYAL ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF SCOTLAND
UGANDA NATIONAL FORESTRY AUTHORITY
DURRELL WILDLIFE CONSERVATION TRUST
WILDLIFE CONSERVATION SOCIETY OF TANZANIA
VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK
INDONESIAN MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTRY
YUASAN JEJAK PULANG
BALITEK KDSA
FOUR PAWS

RESEARCHERS
ABI BROWN
CAMILA COELHO
AMY DOWNES

JUNIOR RESEARCHER
CHARLIE HEARST

PRODUCTION MANAGER
RACHEL HOLDEN

PRODUCTION COORDINATORS
JESSICA CHEN
SUSANNA PROUSE

PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE
SUSAN AARTSE-TUYN

HEAD OF PRODUCTION
MARIA NORMAN

COMMISSIONING EDITOR
TOM MCDONALD

SERIES PRODUCER
GAVIN BOYLAND

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
MICHAEL GUNTON

FOR NATURE

SERIES EDITOR
JANET HESS

SENIOR PRODUCER
LAURA METZGER LYNCH

COORDINATING PRODUCER
JAYNE YOON JUNG JUN

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
JAMES F. BURKE

LEGAL COUNSEL
BLANCHE ROBERTSON

DIGITAL LEAD
DANIELLE STEINBERG

ASSOCIATE PRODUCER – DIGITAL
AMANDA SCHMIDT

SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR
KAREN HO

AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT
CHELSEY SAATKAMP

BUDGET CONTROLLER
JAYNE LISI

ONLINE EDITOR
CHRIS GUIDO

RE-RECORDING MIXER
ED CAMPBELL

ORIGINAL PRIMATES PRODUCTION FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
THE HITE FOUNDATION
DORIS R. AND ROBERT J. THOMAS
BRADLEY L. GOLDBERG FAMILY FOUNDATION

ORIGINAL NATURE PRODUCTION FUNDING PROVIDED IN PART BY
CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING
ARNHOLD FOUNDATION
SUE AND EDGAR WACHENHEIM III
THE FAIRWEATHER FOUNDATION
KATE W. CASSIDY FOUNDATION
KATHY CHIAO AND KEN HAO
FILOMEN M. D’AGOSTINO FOUNDATION
CHARLES ROSENBLUM
SANDRA ATLAS BASS
LILLIAN GOLDMAN CHARITABLE TRUST

SERIES PRODUCER
BILL MURPHY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
FRED KAUFMAN

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