Ministry of the Environment

Film projections

Uakari, Humboldt‘s Lost Monkey


In 1800, the German biologist Alexander von Humboldt went on a journey to South America, where he discovered, among other things, a peculiar primate with a short tail. Since then, nobody has been able to find this animal again. Jan Dungel, biologist, painter and science illustrator, sets out with his team to sail the Orinoco, tracing Humboldt’s journey. He wants to prove that uakari exists and capture its first photographs.

Type: Documentary

Directed by: Vladimír Šimek

Year: 2018

Origin: Czech Republic

Duration: 00:52:00

Version: Czech

Subtitles: English

Competing category: Central European Films

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