On Thursday 8th February in the Natural History Museum of Brussels, Rue Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels, the English-language documentary The Vervet Forest will be screened. It’s the story of five orphan baby monkeys and the struggle to save their forest home in South Africa. It will be followed by a discussion in English, French and Dutch.
The documentary brings to an end the temporary exhibition at the musuem called “MONKEYS”, which can be visited from 17.30 to 21.30. The documentary begins at 19.00.
Present will be Josie Du Toit, co-director and rehabilitator at the Vervet Monkey Foundation in Tzaneen, northern South Africa.
Tickets for entry to the musuem’s exhibition and the documentary cost 12 EUR.
The Vervet Forest
The film documents the arrival of five orphaned monkeys at the Vervet Monkey Foundation. It follows their growth into intelligent, playful juveniles until they are adopted by foster mother monkeys and integrated into one of the foundation’s existing troops.
Meanwhile, outside the foundation, the ever-evolving landscape of South Africa sparks conversations about the causes of monkey habitat destruction, the role of humans in a struggling ecosystem, and how understanding the connection between ourselves and our environment can inspire positive action.
Here’s a trailer: