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29.11.02

WALES


Hunt ends for fourth award


The BBC Wales documentary Ape Hunters has scooped its fourth prestigious award, carrying off the prize for Best Environment Story of the Year at the Foreign Press Awards.


The documentary, directed and produced by Jeremy Bristow, was originally shown as part of the inaugural BBC FOUR launch line up earlier this year.


The film shows how the apes of central Africa are being hunted and eaten to extinction.


It aimed to challenge the perceptions of the West about the problem, with contributions from people who have to live with the apes, counterpointing developed countries' attitudes with tales of apes destroying crops when the fight against famine is all-consuming.


Since its first airing, Ape Hunters has been feted across the globe.


It was voted Best Documentary at the FICA environmental international film and video festival in Brazil in June, and won the One Planet Award at the Wildscreen Awards in October, as well as the British Environmental Media Awards' Richard Keefe Memorial Award for best documentary on sustainable development the same month.


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