The Silverback

15 mins


It’s no surprise that we call a group of gorillas a family, since we share 98% of our DNA with these creatures and can’t help but see something beautifully human-like in them. African safari guide Richard De Gouveia is deeply familiar with the primal draw we feel toward gorillas. The Silverback follows De Gouveia along his journey marked by tragedy and self-discovery, as he connects lessons learned while tracking wild gorillas to his own life, where he strives to be a loving father and partner in tandem with his rewarding career as a naturalist guide.

Production Team

Andrew Ackerman

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Featured in the 2024 Mountainfilm Festival.

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