Gorillas Revisited to air on Animal Planet

Old May 21st, 2006, 01:44 PM
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Gorillas Revisited to air on Animal Planet

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Calling all gorilla and "Gorillas in the Mist" lovers.

For the first time since she made the movie “Gorillas in the Mist,” Sigourney Weaver has returned to Rwanda to visit the mountain gorillas. She will be visiting the research gorilla groups, not the tourist group gorillas

On this visit, Weaver, who also serves as honorary chairperson of DFGFI, filmed “Gorillas Revisited,” which is scheduled to air on Animal Planet June 11 at 8 p.m. EST and again on June 18 at 3 p.m. EST.

Here is a link to a nice lengthy preview of the special.

http://corporate.discovery.com/ekits...ewspecial.html

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Old May 21st, 2006, 01:57 PM
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hi there-i have to see this!
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Old May 21st, 2006, 04:08 PM
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Thanks for posting this.
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 10:50 AM
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It was great to see her back with the Gorillas again. It must be satisfying to know that this was much more than a film role in portraying Diane Fossey. It has now been a lifelone commitment.

Can't wait to watch
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Old May 22nd, 2006, 11:53 AM
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thanks for the info. maybe I can generate some interest in a future trip out of it.
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Old May 25th, 2006, 10:29 AM
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Thanks ever so much for this. I can not wait to go visit these amazing relatives. I am off to Kenya this summer for my first ever safari and alreeady have 4 more trips planned in my head.... with visits to the Gorillas next so I can not wait to see this show!!! Again thank yu for this post!
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Topping as a reminder to myself.
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Old Jun 9th, 2006, 02:44 PM
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hi guys, this is great she is going back. but has anyone had the thought. why did it take so many yrs? i dont know, it just kind of made me wonder a little. all of us go as often as possible.for something like the gorillas that need help all the time.i just wonder why it took 20yrs. just thought is was strange she hasnt been much sooner. not even 1 time.
just throwing it out there.
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Old Jun 11th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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Dave who knows!!!!

All I know is I can't wait to get there in Feb!!! Have to admit I trekked to gorillas in Zaire 16 years ago and will return next Feb and we are so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Dave,
I was kind of surprised to hear Sigourney sp. say in a recent interview that the reason that she hadn't been back til now was due to the unrest in Rwanda.
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This was a great special. I appreciated them referrign to the local people constantly and how their survival is tied to gorilla's survival.

Glad theat at least some of the fees from tourism go to local people.

I was also psyched when they were at the tourist center and I sqw 2 of the guides that took us out when we were there in October.

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Only caught about the last 5 minutes but I have to say I got a little choked up when Sigourney did. I hope they re-run it.

I did manage to see part of the special that came on after, about lowland gorillas in Cameroon. That was quite interesting, as I've heard very little about conservation efforts there.
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they replayed it a few hours later. 11PM I think.

I am sure they are running it again this week. Definitely check!
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hi guys i missed the first 20mins-but i loved it! i really liked how they touched on everything-it should have been 2hrs.
hope to catch it again.
hey did any of you feel kinda weird inside? cant really say how-but i felt a bit emtional.
not sure how else to descibe it.
cheers, d
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