ends for fourth award
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.
documentary, directed and produced by Jeremy Bristow, was originally
shown as part of the inaugural BBC FOUR launch line up earlier this
film shows how the apes of central Africa are being hunted and eaten
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.
its first airing, Ape Hunters has been feted across the globe.
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.