The last primate we remember seeing on the big screen is King Kong and he (spoiler alert) met his untimely demise at the hands of human beings. Drexel biologists Shaya Honarvar, PhD, Gail Hearn, PhD and Jake Owens are hoping the drill monkey doesn’t meet a similar fate in Equatorial Guinea. While they’re not concerned about death-by-Empire-State-ascent, they are worried that the increased bushmeat trade in West Africa could push the drill into extinction. Working with director Justin Jay, their documentary “The Drill Project,” which made its exclusive U.S. premier at Drexel this spring, unveils never-before-seen footage of the primate while exhibiting Drexel’s unique conservation role in West Africa—one aimed at educating the local public, not condemning.
Learn more at: www.thedrillproject.org