BBC & WNET
The Indonesian island of Sulawesi has been isolated for millions of years so is home to some of the weirdest creatures on Earth. From dazzling coral reefs to flamboyant Hornbills, tiny tarsiers to the marsupial cuscus, this island is a naturalist’s dream. 98% of its wildlife is unique to the Island including pig-like creatures which have curled tusks growing through their cheeks, punk-crested primates, the world’s largest snake and birds that incubate their eggs in volcanic soil.
It’s a bitter-sweet film – the story of Sulawesi’s extraordinary wildlife is interwoven with human stories. An almost surreal sequence depicts young boys capturing giant flying foxes with kites that have hooks on the strings. There is also daring filming of illegal gold mining and rattan harvesting in the national parks.