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Walking on earth... in Uganda


2011, France
Original language
Running time
biodiversity, medicine, nature
Directed by
Stéphane Jacques
Written by
Mathieu Vidard, Aline Richard
Produced by
Bonne Compagnie

Sabrina Krief has been living in Uganda more than 10 years with chimps. As a brilliant and young primatologist, she did an amazing discovery. Chimps are able to select plants to heal. Sabrina has her own challenge : she wants to use these plants to find drugs for mutual diseases we share with our cousins. She has already shown that a plant eaten by chimps could be efficient to cure malaria, the leading cause of death in the world. However, it may be too late. Great apes are endangered by imminent extinction. That's why Sabrina travels all over Africa to make young children aware of the need to save the Great Apes. The scientist journalist Mathgieu Vidard goes in Uganda in order to meet this incredible adventurer of science and go back with her to the roots of our own family tree.


Selected at Pariscience 2012
See the showing : Monday 08th October 2012 from 10h00 to 11h30