Zanzibar's red colobe

Directed by : Hubert ROY – Tanzania

Edited by Françoise Françoise BERGER GARNAULT (CST)

Produced by Manuel CATTEAU / ZED

On the Indian Ocean island of Zanzibar, facing the continent of Africa, there is at least one man and one monkey who get together every day : the man is Shaabani Ali Hassan, a guide at the Jozani Reserve, the last piece of tropical forest on the island… and the monkey is the red colobus, a rare and wild species which has lived here, cut off from the continent for 15,000 years.

Previously threatened, presently protected, the red colobus monkey of Zanzibar, which can live up to 20 or 30 years, is perhaps in the process of destroying the few remaining hectares of forest on his island of refuge, as well as the crops around it. And so the problem of regulating his existence is becoming essential.

Accompanied by Shaabani, on the Reserve and in the village during his numerous activities and duties, we will meet this exceptional monkey and witness the unfolding of a new ecological saga in the heart of this exotically named island, unknown to most people.