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*all references made of the “Drill” are to the Bioko Island subspecies  Mandrillus leucophaeus poensis.

The Drill Project features the first-ever broadcast images of wild Bioko Island drills and tells a tale about their biology. An educational film, The Drill Project illustrates the beautiful relationships formed in the biodiversity of Bioko Island’s tropical forests, and explains how the drills are an important part of their ecosystem. Viewers learn that not all is well in these forests, as traditional bush-meat hunting practices have given way to commercial poaching with shotguns. The Drill Project gives a voice to the drills and the six other species of monkeys on the island by exhibiting these lesser-known primates’ struggle with human misunderstanding and advocating the abolishment of primate hunting on the island.

The film includes interviews with local community members and biologists discussing the importance of wildlife protection to serve future generations and its economic value to the country of Equatorial Guinea. The film is in Spanish, the national language of Equatorial Guinea, and narrated by Demetrio Bocuma Meñe an Equatoguinean who studies environmental science and policy in the United States. Our message is a positive one and it is meant to give the local public of Equatorial Guinea a national pride in their wildlife.

This full length film created by Justin Jay of Drill Films and Dr. Shaya Honarvar of BBPP is shared online free of charge in order to help spread the message of the Bioko Island Drills and animals like it. The film is currently broadcasting on the National and International television channels in Equatorial Guinea and premiered both in Equatorial Guinea (December 15, 2012) at the Guinean Cultural Center in Malabo and in the USA (April 15, 2013) at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Our film is now posted here so that conservation outreach programs around the world can use it as a resource.

We are also producing an international conservation awareness documentary about the drills of Bioko Island. This second film is part natural history, part adventure film, and part advocacy, and is geared to our international viewers and it is currently in the post-production stage, scheduled to be completed in early 2014.  Check back later for a sneak preview.

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Help stop the Bushmeat trade and save these animals by donating now!

Right now we need your help to complete our international film, conduct outreach and to move forward with the drill project.  Help us spread the word about the illegal bushmeat trade and also share the beauty of Bioko Island with the world. No donation is too small and all donations are greatly appreciated.

Donate $25 or more to Drill Films or Bioko Biodiversity Protection Program and get a free DVD of The Drill Project

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Comments

  1. [...] the Drill Project trailer to see some incredible glimpses of the Bioko drill in the wild and learn about our new [...]

  2. The Wild One says:

    [...] “This film is part of a whole campaign of awareness about drills,” Jay says. “It’s a film for the locals. It will be told in Spanish, the country’s official language, and narrated by native Equatorial Guineans. The country, as a whole, has little trust for international journalists and scientists, who continually bring attention to all that is wrong with the country. And there’s a lot wrong. However, they don’t need another outside voice critiquing them. [...]

  3. [...] value their unique wildlife and forests. In December 2012, Justin finished his first film – a documentary showing the drill’s role within the Bioko island ecosystem. The film screened in Equatorial Guinea’s capital of Malabo to great success, and it has aired [...]

  4. [...] film, The Drill Project, airs on television in Equatorial Guinea today. It was produced by Honarvar and directed by Jay, [...]

  5. Jose Eduardo Balabasquer López says:

    Mi enhorabuena a todos los que han trabajado para crear este proyecto y este film.
    Mi reconocimiento al Sr. Esara Echube por la calidad de su narración.
    Congratulations
    Felicidades

  6. [...] May 8, 2013 by Drew The Drill Project Film is now available streaming online! Watch the film at http://www.thedrillproject.org/the-film/. This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. ← BBPP Researchers win [...]

  7. Iñaki says:

    Great film with good images and the only film I know focus on this marvellous animal, the drill.
    The script looks like you have translate the original script from English into Spanish with google translator, is quite bad. The narrator does not look like Spanish is his mother tongue, has a very strange accent (not the common accent from Equatorial Guinea) and even he does not know how to pronounce some words.

  8. Mandel says:

    Getting a PhD is the primary step towards an academic life. This seems to have been forgotten lately. There are several areas that where one can function without one. But they are few.

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