|"In the mangrove forests of Borneo, having a big nose is the route to success for male proboscis monkeys. It is the highway to a female's heart. This story follows the adventures of two male monkeys. Alistair is the alpha male, the Big Nose in this forest, with 22 wives. He tries to hang onto his empire but Bill, a young upstart, challenges him for his kingdom.
All is thrown into crisis, however, with the advent of two unforeseen disasters. First, a lengthy drought robs the monkeys of food and water, and then foresters arrive intent on turning their forest home into an oil palm plantation. It's an ordeal that provides an extraordinary insight into their lives, revealing a sharp intelligence and, eventually, an ability to adapt to a changing world."
Arts Central tonight - Thu 16 Sep 2004: 9.30pm
Source: Arts Central