FEB 01 2021

China’s Secret Monkey Dynasty Leaps Onto Global Screens

China’s Secret Monkey Dynasty Leaps Onto Global Screens

This one hour wildlife doc takes us to the heart of a monkey dynasty.  We follow the life and times of the extremely rare White Headed Monkey Langur amidst the natural beauty of China’s iconic Karst mountains. 

这部长达一个小时的野生动物纪录片带我们进入猴子王国的腹地,追随并拍摄到了珍稀野生动物白头叶猴在中国美丽的喀斯特地貌山中的神秘生活。

Monkey Dynasty captures the struggles, ups and downs and intimate family lives of this incredible species, which can only be found in this one place anywhere in the world.  Today, there are just 1,000 White-headed Langur monkeys left alive, they are more scarce than the Giant Panda, and their social structure and behavior is unique. 

《叶猴王国》深入这一神奇生物的群居生活,捕捉到了只有在世界上仅此一地的白头叶猴珍贵影像。如今,这里仅有1000至白头叶猴栖息于此,甚至比大熊猫更罕见,并且保有着独特的社会结构和生活习性。

Mandarin Film worked with the Chongzuo Nature Reserve in South China to gain unique access to film over a 12-month period.  Mandarin Film’s relationships with ongoing research work in the Karst region granted exclusive access to entire semi-habituated troops of langurs.

华影青橙来到位于中国南部的崇左自然生态公园近距离观察这一神奇生物的习性长达12个月。华影青橙对喀斯特地貌进行全面调研后得以接近白头叶猴进行群落的半习性观察。

We were given permission to film in ways and locations that were previously out of bounds, and as a result were lucky enough to uncover the little known lives of one of the world’s rarest monkeys.  

华影青橙获得允许进入此前一直禁止入内的地区拍摄,从而幸运地揭开了这群世界上最罕见的猴类的神秘面纱。

Previously unfilmed behavior included family life inside the Karst caves, langurs licking rocks to gain much needed minerals, the family dynamics of a strict matriarchy, where females outnumber males by 4 to 1.  We were able to film  more about diet and the sisterhood of midwivery and nannying. 

此前从未被拍摄到的白头叶猴神秘习性,如喀斯特岩洞中的家庭结构,舔食岩石以获得足够的矿物质,完全沿袭传承母系氏族,雌性数量是雄性的4倍之多。此外,我们还有幸拍到了白头叶猴的饮食,姐妹间的助产与保姆行为等。

The documentary launched on CCTV in Spring 2021, and is available for worldwide distribution through Earth Touch Distribution 

本片将于2021年9月登陆央视,并可在英国广播公司出品的Earth Touch Distribution观看。

“This film reveals the intimate social lives of these free-solo specialists who live at death-defying heights.”

“这部影片揭秘了白头叶猴这一特立独行物种在与世隔绝的高空中的私密生活。”

Watch out for it!

尽请期待!