Produced, Written & Directed by Allison Argo, The Urban Gorilla was made as an independent film and broadcast by National Geographic in 1991. This compelling and intimate look at gorillas living in captivity won dozens of awards, including a duPont Columbia Award and two Emmy nominations. The film was narrated by Glenn Close.
Ivan, a solitary silverback living at the B&I shopping mall in Washington State, was featured in The Urban Gorilla. After the film was broadcast, protests led to Ivan being transferred to Zoo Atlanta - where he felt the sun, walked on the grass and saw other gorillas for the first time in nearly 30 years.
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