A Song for Love An Ape with an App
Blind Date for apes? It started out as a crazy idea to help the world’s rarest gibbon, the Skywalker Gibbon, find the perfect mate. Now, males and females, sight unseen, are making bonds for life. Here is the extraordinary story of a rock star and a scientist who set out to save a disparate group of gibbons through love, imagination and song.
The Skywalker Gibbon was only described by scientists in 2017. There are just a handful left, sparsely scattered throughout the spectacular Gaoligong Mountains on the China-Myanmar border. Like all gibbons they find their mates by singing to one. But the Skywalker Gibbons live so far apart that their songs are lost to the forests and valleys of their remote home, never reaching their potential partners. Doom for the lonely apes, doom for their kind.
Enter Beijing pop star Musician Xingyu Lee, and Skywalker Gibbon expert Professor Fan. They have built a sophisticated outdoor sound system of speakers and microphones to connect Gibbons living vast distances apart. It’s like a giant karaoke experience for apes.
Follow the bold experiment and meet the extraordinary contestants and their families! Filmed over two years in one of the world’s most challenging locations, ‘A Song for Love – An Ape with an App’ is a wonderful tale of hope, and features never before seen behavior of the elusive Skywalker Gibbon.