Section: Czech Films and TV Programmes
Gorilla Stories (2015)
Wandering about after beautiful African animals with tour guides who are the young gorilla Nuru (born in the Prague zoo in 2013) and his gorilla aunt Kamba, who is the only gorilla from the Prague zoo actually born in the African wild. First, we get learn about the lives of the Prague gorillas, then Kamba's narration accompanies us on a journey to her native Africa. We then learn with little Nuru not only about the lives of gorillas in the wild, but also about other African animals. Each narrated episode is accompanied by a short entertaining story.
|Directed by||Václav Chaloupek|
|Screenplay||Václav Chaloupek, Jiří Chalupa, Petr Maršík|
|Director of Photography||Jiří Bálek, Václav Chaloupek, Jitka Rosendorfová, Aleš Toman|
|Music||Jaroslav Samson Lenk|
Václav Chaloupek (1949) is a screenwriter and director. He graduated in education and has worked for many years with animals, which brought him to film. His work is connected with TV, for which he has made many popular shows for children. He's used animal leads for the series Little Wanderer (Tuláček, 1997), Boys from Chateau (Kluci ze zámku, 2000), Bears (Méďové, 2001), Vydrýsek (2002), Little Brothers (Bráškové, 2003), Madla and Ťap (Madla a Ťap, 2006), Fairy Tales for Puppies (Pohádky pro štěnátka, 2010), and Travelling with the Cubbies (Méďové nacestách, 2013). He's also made hundreds of TV reportage and natural history documentaries.