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Family Trees

This short documentary highlights a few of the discoveries made by Professor Susan Perry’s research group (The Lomas Barbudal Monkey Project), which has studied the social behavior, social traditions, and life histories of a population of wild white-faced capuchin monkeys in Costa Rica since 1990. ”Family Trees” introduces the viewer to the social dynamics of one of the ten social groups regularly monitored by Perry’s research group. Perry & Manson’s book “Manipulative Monkeys,” written for the layperson, provides an ethnographic account of capuchin monkey society.


A film by Prehensile Productions

Cinematography/Editing by: Keith Heyward
Written by: Keith Heyward and Jennifer berglund
Narration by: Jennifer Berglund
Music by: Kevin MacLeod