The Vervet Monkey Foundation (VMF), South Africa comes to Spain and presents the Vervet Forest movie publicly for the first time here to raise awareness and as a benefit for the monkeys. The VMF is an accredited primate sanctuary caring for more than 500 primates who have been orphaned, injured, abused or as a result of human-wildlife conflict.
The film is a story about 5 orphaned vervet monkeys who were rescued and integrated with monkey foster mums. The movie incorporates the bigger picture, the environment, different cultures and perceptions and how we also play a part. It’s a touching and heart warming movie featuring some very cute baby monkeys. The film will be in English with Spanish subtitles and has been shown internationally at many screenings and film festivals.
Chance to partake in a silent auction on arrival, VMF stand, drinks for sale.
12pm – Welcome presentation by Josie Du Toit (Director of Vervet Monkey Foundation)
12.20pm – The Vervet Forest movie screening (1hr 15mins) followed by 10 mins Q&A’s with Josie
1.45pm – Break & view silent auction & VMF stand
2pm – Why join a beach clean-up? Ann Jenkins, (Founder of Asociación Playa Patrol)
2.15pm – Defend, Conserve & protect the oceans worldwide – Beatriz (National Co-ordinator of Sea Shepherd Spain)
2.45pm – Short slideshow in memory of William Laurent’s work at VMF & Sea Shepherd
3pm – Lunch & networking, all 100% plant-based (VMF stand, drinks)
Silent auction closes, winners
4pm – Close
The short movie trailer can be watched here: