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7685BABOON TALES*BABOON TALES*1998color52 minvhs Presents the story from birth through the first year of life in the almost decade-long journey to baboon adulthood. Olive baboons (Papio anubis) are intensely social animals, weaving a shifting web of relationships with family, friends and enemies. This intimate portrait takes the baboons' "point of view" in a number of ways. It is shot at baboon level, using close-ups, and, as much as possible, tells the story through "baboon spectacles", particularly as worn by a group of babies who are the film's main characters. This brilliant cinematic tale is the collaboration between anthropologist/primatologist, Dr. Shirley C. Strum, who has studied baboons for 26 years and the award-winning team of filmmakers Rudi Kovanic and Gillian Darling Kovanic (Closed-Captioned). (Extensive study guide included) (Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)