• BABOON BANDITS - Monkey Alert in South Africa

    BABOON BANDITS - Monkey Alert in South Africa

BABOON BANDITS - Monkey Alert in South Africa

by Herbert Ostwald

BABOON BANDITS - Monkey Alert in South Africa

Germany | 2011 | 52:00 min

Original Title:
AFFENALARM - Die Pavianpolizei am Tafelberg

Formal Categories

Conflicts Nature / Animals Travel

Content Categories

They steal handbags, open cars and have no respect for humans. The last baboons of the Table Mountain region have become a real plague.
The resident population is split into sympathetic protectors and fierce opponents. The animals are deliberately run over by cars, shot and poisoned. 
According to scientists the baboons have to relearn that humans are a threat in order to survive. Thus a special force has been recruited from the townships: the „Baboon Police“. Day and night the „officers“ follow the marauding baboon troops trying to chase away the monkeys with slingshots, sticks and whips. 
The documentary follows the „Baboon Police“ and their marauding monkey clans. Is there still a chance for humans and baboons to live in peaceful neighbourhood?
Cast and Crew
  • Director Herbert Ostwald
  • Producer Annette Scheurich
  • Director of Photography Klaus Scheurich, Boas Schwarz, Herbert Ostwald
  • Editor Stefan Kolbe
  • Score Mark Joggerst
Original Languages



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