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Story-telling is a powerful tool that inspires and empowers understanding of our world. GLOBIO was founded by a photographer who saw firsthand the role original story-telling could play in education and engaging audiences to learn and take positive action. Our Media & Communications Program works to create original content that can be used by GLOBIO and by our global partners, in exactly that role: inspire awareness and understanding.

Documentary Films

In 2017 GLOBIO began working with Oscar-nominated director Skye Fitzgerald of Spin Film as fiscal sponsor to support other story-tellers. That in turn led GLOBIO, through its Apes Like Us project, to explore creating, producing and supporting longer-form film documentaries, which could tell more complex stories less suited to broadcast on our YouTube channel. The potential to tell stories in a documentary format, and create educational materials that can support the films, is opening new opportunities for our work to seen and used by audiences in formal and in-formal education ‑ expanding on our effort to engage a wider audience in Connecting Species, People, Planet.

Our current documentary film projects** includes fiscal sponsorship of the latest film by Spin Film.

Hunger Ward

HUNGER WARD is the final Oscar-Nominated documentary in a trilogy of films about the global refugee crisis. Filmed from inside two of the most active therapeutic feeding centers in Yemen, HUNGER WARD documents two women health care workers fighting to thwart the spread of starvation against the backdrop of a forgotten war. The film provides an unflinching portrait of Dr. Aida Alsadeeq and Nurse Mekkia Mahdi as they try to save the lives of hunger-stricken children within a population on the brink of famine.

The project builds on Spin Film’s previous two films: 50 Feet from Syria and LIFEBOAT. In 2016, 50 Feet from Syria was voted onto the Oscars Shortlist. In 2019, LIFEBOAT was nominated for an Academy Award. The film has also been nominated for a National Emmy for best Current Affairs Documentary. Together the first two films of the Refugee Trilogy have garnered dozens of international awards.

Donate to the women and clinics featured in Hunger Ward here.

Apes Like Us

The Apes Like Us channel on YouTube is the visual heart of our great apes education outreach. It has the opportunity to reach millions of global viewers on multiple device platforms with a visually powerful message about the value and importance of great apes surviving on our planet.

Our channel is steadily increasing viewership, generating a supplementary revenue stream to offset production and administrative cost associated.

Learn More about Apes Like Us here!


Talking Apes Podcast

The Talking Apes Podcast is a sister project to our Apes Like Us YouTube channel; both are initiatives by nonprofit GLOBIO to spread critical awareness and understanding about the issues facing apes and primates. It’s a global conversation with ape experts, enthusiasts, and conservationists from around to world to get to the heart of what’s happening with and to apes in the wild. From research to outreach, our guests are at the forefront of the conversation to understand our wild primate cousins.

Talking Apes is a primate podcast with remarkable guests at the forefront of human and nonhuman primate research, science, rescue, and conservation. Raising awareness and building understanding about our primate relatives, their rainforest homes, and the ecosystems we all depend on for survival.

Listen and Subscribe to Talking Apes Season 2 

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**GLOBIO is not currently looking to create or fiscal sponsor any new film projects. In 2022, we will re-examine our project load. If you have a project you would like us to consider please contact us at after July 1, 2022.