Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh

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Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh
Directed by Harun Rahman
Lara Ariffin
Produced by Lara Ariffin
Lina Teoh
Sabrina Chen-Louie
Effa Desa
Written by Kathryn Pasternak
Starring Michelle Yeoh
Music by Farul Farid
Cinematography Brad Dillon, Harun Rahman, Wong Chin Hor
Edited by Daniel Sheire
Production
  company
Novista
Release date(s)
  • December 9, 2009 (2009-12-09)
Running time 50 minutes
Country Malaysia
Language English

Among the Great Apes with Michelle Yeoh is a 2009 documentary film made by National Geographic in cooperation with FINAS (National Film Development Corporation Malaysia).[1] The film is notable for showing how the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre (also known as Sepilok Orang Utan Sanctuary) in Sabah is fighting for the survival and well-being of each ape. The film was broadcast internationally and presented at the Eco-Knights Film Festival 2011 [2]

Synopsis[edit]

In the documentary, Michelle Yeoh visits her adopted orangutan in her home country Malaysia[3] and studies for three weeks[4] what is done to sustain the long-term population of this endangered species. Guided by Dr Cecilia Boklin, Yeoh takes part in all activities; she is filmed nurturing an orphaned suckling orangutan.[5]

Accolades[edit]

  • Best Natural History or Wildlife Programme or Docu-drama, Asian Television Awards 2010
  • Best Environmental/Tourism Documentary, Malaysian Documentary Awards 2010 [6]

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