The Ghosts of Lomako
Journey into the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo with primatologist Jef Dupain, conservation maverick Karl Ammann and Canadian bioethicist Kerry Bowman, as they track the mysterious and endangered bonobo ape. Civil war broke out in 1997 in Zaire, as Congo was then known. The Lomako forest, home to the bonobos, was cut off from the outside world. Dupain gathers a team to return to the forest, where he was forced to flee years ago. The film examines the paradox of a mission to save the apes from extinction in a country facing annihilation itself.